Morning Fizz

He Doesn't Intend to Sign the Legislation They Passed

Wednesday Fizz: An independent expenditure supporting Mike Heavey; a weird letter from Mayor Mike McGinn; a thoughtful idea for the city budget; a weird move by Dino Rossi; and more.

10/27/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

"I Understand This is Important."

Tuesday Fizz: 130-page report says Democratic consultant and unions flouted public disclosure law. We read the whole thing. Plus, write-in candidates, monopolies, and the most comprehensive endorsements in the state.

10/26/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

I Am Trying to Provide As Much Cover to Funders as Possible

Wow. Monday Morning Fizz is loaded: Fake union members and fake political committees. Plus DelBene vs. Murray?; McGinn's political brain vs. Constantine's political brain; and of course, the tunnel.

10/25/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Are There Already Cost Overruns?

Friday Fizz: Showdown at REI; showdown in Cle Elum; questions answered about Wall Street money; questions asked about $50 million in utility relocation money.

10/22/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Our Goal is to Develop the Sweet Spot

Thursday Fizz: Metro union leader condemns County's "miserly" offer; the Seattle chamber meets with hippies in Suncadia; Tweeting Obama; council condemns mayor's budget; and more.

10/21/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

We Have No Other Way to Bring About the Necessary Changes

Caffeinated News & Gossip: John Koster pulls out of KCTS debate; McGinn cuts victims' advocates program; Eastside vandals; the Cascade Club coup; and more than 50 Cola endorsements for the Nov. 2 election.

10/20/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Some Unintended Consequences of City Budget Cuts

Tuesday Fizz: Nancy Pelosi sneaks into town; Tim Eyman makes stuff up; Dino Rossi makes stuff up; the city freaks out about the budget; and more.

10/19/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

People Who Dislike the Mayor's Policies on Cars

Monday Fizz: Did Rossi win last night's debate?; could Dave Reichert be in trouble?; is the mayor courting the chamber?; how should you vote?; and what's up with this Mike Heavey mailer?

10/18/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Talk About an Enthusiasm Gap

Friday Fizz: Why aren't the Democrats endorsing the Democrat?; why is Eyman's sugar daddy sitting out this year's initiative campaign?; how much money has big oil contributed to GOP state senate challenger?; and other mysteries solved!

10/15/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

"I'm Willing to Take Responsibility for a lot of Things, [but] McGinn is Not One of Them."

Thursday Fizz: Grading Jaime Herrera and Denny Heck; quoting state ledge candidates from Seattle's Eastside burbs; listening to city budget hearings in South Seattle; and writing angry letters.

10/14/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Nearly 20 Independent Expenditures Supporting GOP Candidates

Wednesday Fizz: The infamous Koch Industies started spending in Washington state ledge races this week; so did a Democratic independent group; Sally Bagshaw explains why she foiled a council resolution against liquor privatization; and Mike McGinn rallie

10/13/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

That Brings the American Beverage Association's Total Contribution to Over $16 Million.

Tuesday Fizz: The American Beverage Association contributes another $2.3 million; the council won't take a position; Gregoire hates on Eyman; Firefighters mack on Burgess; and more.

10/11/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

The Office of Funny Math

Monday Fizz: Vasectomies, abortions, endorsements, debates, and quotes. Crazy weekend.

10/11/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Specifically on Ideological Grounds

Friday Fizz: Is the city setting itself up to get sued by the phone-book companies? Plus: Slade Gorton vs. Bill Gates, Sr.; LawNerd vs. MecKenna; and the latest numbers in Rossi vs. Murray.

10/08/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Gauge the Applause-o-Meter

Your Thursday Fizz: Challenging Burgess; challenging Reichert; challenging Sanders; challenging Murray; and challenging city budgets.

10/07/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

A Pretty Classy Move

Your daily caffeinated news & gossip. This morning: Why did city council member Mike O'Brien bounce a check for nearly $4,000?; why was Chuck Ayers' really dismissed as the head of the Cascade Bicycle Club?; why did outspoken blogger Sable Verity lose her

10/06/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Outlining the Definition of "Co-Lead"

Tuesday Fizz: More drama at city hall; more irony at city hall; more donations from the BIAW; and checking in with Mike Heavey about that donation from Liberty Mutual.

10/05/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

"This Guy Doesn't Have a Clue How to Run a City."

Monday Fizz: The Seattle Times gets it wrong; the Democrats finally get something right (three cheers for Jason Bennett); and Bellevue property owner Kemper Freeman says McGinn doesn't get it at all. Plus our favorite new twitter account.

10/04/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Among Other Cuts

Friday Fizz: Seattle Times picks Republican in key state legislature race; Arianna Huffington at Oddfellows Hall last night; Mayor McGinn at the Rainier Beach Community Center; city departments at the brink; and a Seattle Channel poll on I-1098.

10/01/2010 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Dispatches from Last Night's City and County Budget Hearings

Thursday Fizz: New Rossi-Murray poll (it's a tie!); Kathy Lambert is "sick to my stomach"; the "Lindy Hop" at a budget hearing in Northgate; and the final word on the great sales tax deduction debate.

09/30/2010 By Morning Fizz