This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Inslee's Budget, UW Plan Approval, and "Opportunity Zones"

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/14/2018 By Anne Dennon

This Washington

Inslee's Capital Gains Tax Excludes Sale of Investment Homes

The proposed biennial budget plays it safe.

12/13/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

King County Labor Council Endorses Jayapal

Democrats agree on everything (almost), Republicans agree with nothing (except tax breaks).

03/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Democrats Help Pass Charter Schools Bill, Special Session Likely as Budget Negotiations Continue

Last days in Olympia as Democrats and Republicans squabble over supplemental budget.

03/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Once Again, Democrats Will Turn to Courts to Challenge Successful Eyman Initiative

Facing a choice between $8 billion in cuts or a two-thirds rule on raising taxes, state Democrats look to legally challenge I-1366.

11/11/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

City Council Approves More Important Appointment

Caffeinated news featuring pedestrian design, the right to know, and a GOP PR campaign.

04/21/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Inslee Says Carbon Cap Still in Play, Polling Says...

Inslee spokesman says cap and trade bill "still in play."

04/09/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

GOP Budget Doesn't Only Ignore Supreme Court, It Cuts It

Caffeinated news featuring the state budget and city candidates

04/09/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

GOP Budget Creates McCleary Collision Course

Senate Republicans ignore voter mandate, cut basic services, and stall state employee pay to fund education.

04/08/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

New Elway Poll Shows Voters Split on State Budget Proposals

Caffeinated news featuring budget debates, housing debates, and the Department of Planning and Development

04/07/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Today's Only Kinda Likes: The Democrats' Gotcha and Expedia's Move

Democrats kinda embarrass GOP moderates, and Expedia makes a kinda urbanist move.

04/03/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Bike Wars and the Pot Wars Continue

Caffeinated news featuring environmentalists vs. environmentalists and pot revenue vs. pot revenue

04/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Budget Clash in Olympia

Caffeinated news featuring budgets, candidates, and wages

04/01/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: Former Seattle Film and Music Director James Keblas Officially in Council Race

Arts advocate in council race, pot money figures prominently in GOP budget.

03/31/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Profligate GOP Budgeting Makes Democrats Look Like Penny-Pinchers, City to Announce Park (Not Affordable Housing) in Roosevelt

Caffeinated news featuring GOP spending bills and city housing policy

03/13/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

One Pepperoni Pizza Tax Break, Hold the K-12 Funding.

Democrat pitches tax break for local pizza franchisee.

02/06/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

A Bipartisan Constitutional Amendment to Change the Initiative Process

Caffeinated news featuring constitutional amendments, Obamacare, and Bertha.


Afternoon Jolt

Isn't it Weird That: State Senate Honors Evans

Anti–income tax GOP honors income tax crusader.

01/14/2015 By Josh Feit

This Washington

State Budget Primer: $4 Billion in the Red

New Revenue, but new costs.

11/24/2014 By Josh Feit


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10/02/2014 By Josh Feit