Morning Fizz

Important Immigrants' Rights Bills Fail in Olympia

Significant bills meet their demise in final week of legislative session.

03/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Last Minute Tax Breaks in Olympia

Chopp's inconsistent position, pregnant workers' insecure position, and the open position in the 43rd.

03/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Inslee Threatens Mass Veto Unless Legislature Resolves Budget Standoff and Avoids Another Special Session

Inslee frustrated with legislature's slow pace as Democrats dig in and criticize tax breaks.

03/07/2016 By John Stang

Morning Fizz

More Unfinished Business in Olympia as Lawmakers Ignore Carbon Initiative

Carbon costs and endorsement boasts.

03/03/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Editorial

GOP Bill Sets Election Year Theme

In election year call for "accountability," Republicans propose micromanaging executive branch.

02/19/2016 By John Stang

Morning Fizz

Working, Taxing, and Housing

Legislature debates two-thirds rule, council members focus on sexist work schedules.

02/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Appetite for Self-Destruction

Peterson vote was latest example of both parties' incompetence in Olympia.

02/11/2016 By John Stang

Afternoon Jolt

Attempt to Repeal Transgender Rights Fails in Republican Senate

Three Republican senators from Seattle's eastside suburbs vote with Democrats against bathroom bill.

02/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Key Affordable Housing Legislation Moves Forward in Olympia

Murray bill makes cutoff, Murray makes snarky comments, GOP makes unions nervous, and Metro director makes it to Vancouver.

02/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray's Affordable Housing Bill Faces Criticism in Olympia

Critics call Murray bill a developer giveaway, critics call Peterson firing an ideological temper tantrum.

02/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Criminalizing Homelessness

Council hears from homeless advocates, angry neighbors, and Democrats sorta defend Lynn Peterson.

02/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Republican Senate Fires State Transportation Director Lynn Peterson

Democrats accuse GOP of election year move for surprise firing.

02/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

GOP Double Play Threatens Environmental Safeguards, Democrats Say

Under Republican control, senate committees pass bills to scale back oversight.

02/03/2016 By John Stang

Morning Fizz

Democrats Give in to Road Rage in Olympia

Democrats abandon transit advocates, council ponders bike sharing.

02/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Republican Anecdotes Versus Actual Stats

Despite data, Republican state senator Andy Hill denounces express lane tolling.

01/14/2016 By Josh Feit

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Seattle's Olympia Solidarity Action

Today's picks for civic nerds

05/26/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

Morning Fizz

Will the GOP Continue to Defy Conventional Wisdom?

Caffeinated news featuring legislative brinkmanship in Olympia and transit advocacy at the local level

02/25/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

City Council Musical Chairs

Caffeinated news featuring candidates, cover, and percentages

02/19/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: GOP State Senator Supports Gas Tax for Transit (In His District)

Anti-tax and transit Republican passes gas tax for transit bill.

02/04/2015 By Josh Feit