Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Truth be Told

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring asterisk on hope, antsy about the minimum wage, and proud of being a gay football star.

02/10/2014 By Morning Fizz

Opinion

Why the Number 12 is Important for Washington’s Workers and Businesses

Raise the minimum wage and take hard-working Washington families off public assistance.

02/07/2014 By Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Power Lines

David Rolf: Man in the Middle

All sides of the increased minimum wage debate need the support of SEIU labor leader David Rolf. He’s fine with that.

02/01/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Interested in Getting Something Done

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring slippery slopes, behind the scenes, forecasts, and Super Bowl tickets.

01/31/2014 By Morning Fizz

One Question

One Question for GOP State Senator John Braun

One question about local control for Republican state senator John Braun.

01/24/2014 By Jeremy Novak

This Washington

Olympia Outtake: Week 2, Unified Theory

Why the environmental community's top priority bill and labor's top priority bill are being sponsored by the same first-term Democrat.

01/24/2014 By PubliCola

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: State GOP Tries to Undo SeaTac, Preempt Seattle on Minimum Wage

State senate Republicans introduce bill to undo local control of wage laws.

01/20/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Minimum-Wage Committee Member Harrell Joins Sawant in "$15/Hour Contingent" at MLK March

City council member Bruce Harrell, joined by colleague Mike O'Brien and (in absentia) Nick Licata, marches in Sawant's $15/hour contingent for MLK Day.

01/20/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Low-Wage Workers Deserve a Higher State Minimum

Yes, raising the minimum wage will help low-income workers. No, it won't hurt the economy. And it's the fair thing to do. In a guest op/ed, EOI's John Burbank explains why.

01/17/2014 By John Burbank

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

City Hall

Rally Highlights Divisions Among Pro-$15 Minimum Crowd

Rally for a higher minimum wage highlights divisions among $15 minimum wage supporters.

01/13/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Early On Other Blogs: Murray Says It's "Sad" to See Sawant Questioning Him on Minimum Wage Motivation

Early On Other Blogs: Murray Says It's "Sad" to See Sawant Questioning Him on Minimum Wage Motivation

01/10/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Extra Fizz

Extra Fizz: Three from City Hall

Extra Fizz featuring the search for a new police chief and the search for a new minimum wage.

01/09/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Article

Murray Proposes $15 Minimum Wage for City Employees

At his first official City Hall press conference, Mayor Ed Murray proposed a $15 minimum wage for city employees while leaving the overall minimum-wage question open.

01/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Mystery Donors

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring Citizens United and Socialists united.

12/31/2013 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Murray Announces Business and Labor-Led Minimum-Wage Coalition

Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray announces a minimum-wage panel that includes socialist council member-elect and $15-an-hour crusader Kshama Sawant.

12/19/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Free to Bring Up Those Issues

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring text messages, Whole Foods, diversity, and an olive branch.

12/18/2013 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Sawant Pushes Forward on Minimum Wage, Suggests Room For Compromise

Socialist council member-elect Kshama Sawant pushes forward on her $15-an-hour minimum wage campaign, but suggests a willingness to compromise with other supporters of a higher minimum.

12/17/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Precarious Situation

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring taxes, charters, and Boeing.

12/13/2013 By Morning Fizz

Election 2014

Minimum Wage Initiative Filed

Onetime mayoral candidate and viaduct-rebuild proponent Elizabeth Campbell files a $15 minimum wage initiative.

12/12/2013 By Erica C. Barnett