Morning Fizz

Siphoning Off Some Money

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

03/01/2012 By Morning Fizz

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Seattle Times Opinion Page Weighs in On Hanauer Debate with Dems, Teachers' Union

Seattle Times opinion page writer Lynne Varner thinks Hanauer is right in fight with fellow Democrats.

02/22/2012 By Josh Feit


Democrat Hanauer: On Education, "McKenna Is On the Right Track, We Are Not."

Democratic donor Nick Hanauer responds to the teachers' union on education reform.

02/21/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

On Other Blogs

News Tribune Applauds Ed Reform Bill

Tacoma News Tribune urges house to pass senate ed reform bill.

02/21/2012 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sex Toy Amendment Withdrawn

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

02/21/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Major Democratic Donor to Meet with McKenna

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

02/14/2012 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

Tacoma News Tribune: Deal Reached on Teacher Evaluations


02/13/2012 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz


Monday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

02/13/2012 By Josh Feit


Dealmaking in Olympia, Deal breaking in South Lake Union

The day's winners and losers.

02/07/2012 By Josh Feit

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Spokesman Review: GOP Budget Plan Lacks Specifics

And in other news from Olympia...

02/03/2012 By Josh Feit


School Board Challenger Flags Incumbents' Past Donors

In the race for Seattle school board, challenger Kate Martin accuses incumbent Sherry Carr of being beholden to special ed-reform interests .

06/16/2011 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Local Education Activists Receive Gates Grant

Local education reform group got $330,000 from Gates Foundation in 2011.

05/23/2011 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Stepping Out of His Usual Role

Wednesday Fizz: Sen. Ed Murray and Planned Parenthood; Rep. Reuven Carlyle and the transportation budget; Sen. Rodney Tom and education reform.

04/27/2011 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Three Bills to Watch in the Special Session

Despite the Democratic majorities in both chambers, GOP priorities will dominate the special session. Exhibit A: On the first day of the session today, the senate, once again, passed its debt limit bill.

04/26/2011 By Josh Feit


Are Teachers Unions Blocking Education Reform in Olympia?

For this week's ThinkTank, we asked local business leader Steve Mullin and Snohomish schoolteacher and WEA leader Justin Fox-Bailey to offer their thoughts on education reform. In genera, and in Olympia.

04/19/2011 By Josh Feit

This Washington

League of Education Voters Voices Surprise Opposition to Ed Reform Bill

In a surprise move, the League of Education Voters sides with teachers union against "performance pay" bill as committee weighs latest push for education reform.

04/07/2011 By Andrew Calkins


Oil Companies Lose One in Olympia

Today's winners and losers.

04/05/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

This Washington

Bipartisan Duo Push New "Ed Reform" Bill

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM SEN. RODNEY TOM. State Sens. Tom and Zarelli revive education reform bills, tying teacher evaluations to layoff decisions and pay.

04/05/2011 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

A Major Media Buy in Western Washington

Tuesday Morning Fizz includes a depressing Morning Stat. Also: To extend or not extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich? That is the question; the DCCC to the rescue for Rep. Larsen (but not Suzan DelBene?); and gossip from City Hall.

09/14/2010 By Morning Fizz


Afternoon Jolt: Today's Winners and Losers

Today's Jolt: Some good news and bad news for this year's candidates.

08/10/2010 By Afternoon Jolt