Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Byzantine and Frankly Baffling

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring confusion at city hall and irony in state government and in the U.S. Congress.

04/02/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Inslee May Veto Bill Regulating Government Drones

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring drones, cables boxes, and loans.

04/01/2014 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Lobbyists Criticize Legislature in Anonymous Poll

Lobbyists give lawmakers a D+ for the 2014 legislative session overall and F in transportation.

03/25/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Simultaneous Fiasco

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: devastating cuts, powerful unions, incompetence, and cautious optimism.

02/24/2014 By Morning Fizz

The C Is for Crank

Gov. Inslee Declares Death-Penalty Moratorium

On Governor Jay Inslee's death-penalty moratorium.

02/11/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "A Gun Show, the Internet, or Some Other Way"

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring gun loopholes, oil company tax breaks, and big endorsements.

01/29/2014 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Inslee Proposes Raising Minimum Wage and Other Surprises from his State of the State Speech

Some news and analysis from Gov. Inslee's speech today.

01/14/2014 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Climate Change Debate Heats Up in Olympia

Democrats want to get moving on plan, GOP fears partisan bias.

01/09/2014 By Josh Feit

Budget News

Gov. Inslee Proposes "Hold-Steady" and "Get-Ready" Budget

Gov. Jay Inslee released a $33.8 billion supplemental budget today.

12/17/2013 By Shirley Qiu

Afternoon Jolt

Today's Jolt: Labor Leaders Bail on Inslee Christmas Party

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH A QUOTE FROM GOV. INSLEE'S OFFICE. The day's winners and losers.

12/16/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: Inslee Calls Special Session, Ties Boeing Contract to Transportation Package

Inslee says state transportation package is a must for Boeing 777X contract.

11/05/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning FIzz: "We Sit Here Until They Figure Out They F***in'! Lost"

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring warnings, letters, and F-bombs

10/07/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Money Laundering is Not Valid Activity

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring counterclaims, reframing, and recommended questions.

09/30/2013 By Morning Fizz

Extra Fizz

Extra Fizz: A Warning from Inslee, Praise from SEIU, and a Moratorium from Bellevue

Inslee nudges conservation group, Rolf applauds Murray, and Bellevue thwarts cheap rentals.

09/25/2013 By Josh Feit and Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

Conventional Wisdom be Damned

Rethinking the mayor's race, taxi regulations, and transit funding.

09/04/2013 By Josh Feit and Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question for Gov. Jay Inslee

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. One question about the transportation budget for Governor Jay Inslee.

09/03/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Framed the Debate

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring district elections, vetoes, and lawsuits.

07/12/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: New and Meaningful Ways

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring decisions and grievances.

07/11/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Even with Environmentalist Governor in Office, Enviros Still See Need to Press Greenhouse Gas Case Against State

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Green groups, confounded by Inslee, continue to see courts as best option to force climate change action.

07/10/2013 By Josh Feit