This Washington

Seniors: This Year's Initiatives are the Wrong Prescription

State budget cuts to Medicaid has put seniors in a bad situation, and according to senior citizens' advocacy groups, the ballot initiatives that reduce state revenue will make the situation even worse.

10/05/2010 By Bryce McKay

This Washington

What If the Bottled-Water Tax and Bottled-Water Repeal Both Pass?

What happens if voters both repeal the bottled-water tax and pass a law making it permanent?

08/31/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

SurveyUSA Poll Could Spell Bad News for Progressive Coalition

A new poll on November's initiatives shows some regional and political surprises that could bode poorly for the progressive coalition that's lined up to back and oppose this year's ballot proposals.

08/31/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliColaTV: The Progressive Take on the 2010 Ballot Measures

Anne Martens with the Ballot Initiative Network lays out the progressive case on all seven of this year's ballot measures.

08/30/2010 By Bryce McKay

This Washington

Steep Soda Taxes Cut Soda Consumption

As the pop industry gears up to pour additional millions into a campaign to overturn temporary state sales taxes on soda pop, bottled water, gum, and candy (Initiative 1107), a new USDA report shows that taxes on caloric sweetened beverages could reduce p

07/06/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Maybe They Should Have Focused on Something Else

Morning Fizz: Your holiday weekend edition—Defamation; lying; and corporate money.

07/05/2010 By Morning Fizz