City Hall

Council Committee Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance; More Changes to Come

A council committee passes the paid sick leave ordinance, but still has questions about the details.

08/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Crosscut: Why the City Needs Paid Sick Leave

Crosscut: The real reason hospitality workers, in particular, should have paid sick leave.

08/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Chamber: Paid Sick Leave Will Kill Seattle Jobs

The Seattle Chamber responds to questions about last night's forum on paid sick leave, and argues that mandatory sick leave will hurt Seattle's economy.

07/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

As If the Situation Wasn't Already Uncomfortable Enough

Wednesday Edition: Uncomfortable hugs; encouraging polls; and sick leave debates.

07/27/2011 By Morning Fizz


Godden Opponents on Paid Sick Leave

Here's what Jean Godden's two leading opponents have to say about mandatory paid sick leave.

07/25/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Campaign Fizz: More from Ferguson, Classen, and Forch

Today's city campaign roundup.

07/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Don't Throw Riders Under the Bus

Wednesday Fizz: Live from last night's packed Metro cuts hearing; a city report on the paid sick leave proposal; a rainy day fund proposal from Mayor McGinn; and more.

07/13/2011 By Morning Fizz


Afternoon Jolt: Starbucks, McMorris Rodgers, McGinn

The Day's Winners and Losers.

07/11/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Speaking of the First Amendment

Thursday Edition: Sally Clark says she didn't make any promises; Mike McGinn says the Seattle Weekly should correct its numbers; the Seattle Ethics and Election Commission says candidates can talk about their opponents in the voters' guide; the Seattle bu

07/07/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

The Anti-Woman Label

Morning Fizz: Republican women, identical press releases, paid sick leave, and Cola on KUOW.

06/23/2011 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Local Chamber Pushes Back on Paid Sick Leave Proposal

The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce does not support a paid sick leave ordinance backed by several small businesses and restaurants.

06/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Paid Sick Leave Compromise Gives Concessions to Small Businesses

A coalition rolls out a new "compromise" paid sick leave law that includes a number of concessions to small businesses and restaurants.

06/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

New Paid Sick Leave Proposal Out Tomorrow

A new "compromise" paid sick leave ordinance now has the support of restaurant owners who called an earlier version of the bill too "inflexible."

06/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

A Bitter Irony

Thursday Edition: Are they for McGinn or are they against him?; a tiresome meme; manufactured outrage; and more.

05/19/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Working for Mayor Mike McGinn

Wednesday Edition: Contributions of the day; photo of the day; drama of the day; tax breaks of the day; and a meeting tonight.

05/11/2011 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Study: San Francisco Restaurants Support Paid Sick Leave

A new report by the Economic Opportunity Institute finds San Francisco employers support paid sick leave, which is required under a 2007 law.

05/09/2011 By Andrew Calkins

This Washington

McKenna's Office Addresses Paid Sick Leave Debate

McKenna's office says the AG would definitely question a mandated paid sick leave policy.

05/06/2011 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

"Mike McGinn Up to his Old Tricks."

Friday Edition: McKenna against paid sick leave; Nicastro against Sally Clark; Jan Drago against Mike McGinn; neighbors against upzones.

05/05/2011 By Morning Fizz


WI Gov. Walker Overturns Voter-Approved Paid Leave Law

The day's winners and losers.

05/05/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

A Group of Local Small Businesses

Thursday (Packed) Edition: A letter to council members; a peek at food carts; an angry Facebook page; a new proposal from the governor; and a 26-foot-long pinata.

05/05/2011 By Morning Fizz