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Business Group Will Push Legislature for Tax Consolidation

The state's business lobby plans to push hard this year for legislation that would consolidate state B&O tax collections---and, the city of Seattle says, cost it as much as $43 million.

08/22/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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State Business Group Seeks to Enshrine Two-Thirds Rule in Constitution

A leading conservative business group and a conservative state policy group ask candidates whether they support enshrining the two-thirds tax mandate in the state constitution. Opponents of the two-thirds rule see this as a sign that proponents don't beli

08/15/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Liquor Sales, Post-Privatization: Down, But Not Out

The results from the first month of state liquor privatization are in, and although sales are down, state regulators say it's far too soon to draw conclusions. Image via Washington Budget and Policy Center.

08/13/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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AG Candidate Reagan Dunn: Pharmacists with "Legitimate Religious Objections" Have Right to Refuse Plan B Prescriptions

Republican AG candidate Reagan Dunn says pharmacists have the right to refuse to fill prescriptions on moral grounds.

07/30/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Eyman's 2/3rds Rule Initiative Qualifies for Ballot; Supreme Court to Take Up 2/3rds Rule in September

Supreme Court will hear two-thirds case in September.

07/20/2012 By Josh Feit

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Patty Murray Wades into 1st CD Skirmish. Oy.

Patty Murray condemns anti-DelBene mailers.

07/13/2012 By Josh Feit

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Fizz Follow-Up: Cupcake Royale Raised $7,000 in June to Support Gay Marriage

In June, Cupcake Royale raised $7,000 for the gay marriage initiative.

07/13/2012 By Josh Feit

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Obama Supports Gay Marriage, McKenna Loses a Catchy Sound Bite

Does McKenna still stand by Obama on gay marriage. THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH A QUOTE FROM JAY INSLEE.

05/09/2012 By Josh Feit

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Inslee Raises at Least $360,000 in April, Tops $5 Million So Far

Inslee's latest campaign finance reports puts him at $5.1 million.

05/09/2012 By Josh Feit

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Extra Fizz: Endorsement in the 3rd, No Endorsement in the 11th

Last-minute endorsement in Spokane.

05/07/2012 By Josh Feit

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Extra Fizz: Free Ice Cream!

Eastside Democrat has a treat for voters.

05/04/2012 By Josh Feit

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Women Sue McKenna Over His Opposition to Health Care Law

Dozens of women file suit against AG Rob McKenna, who is fighting the federal health care law,

05/03/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Democratic Senate Leader Lisa Brown Will Not Seek Reelection

The state senate's Democratic leader steps aside.

05/03/2012 By Josh Feit

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Lobbyists Rate Legislature "Barely Satisfactory"

State lobbyists rate this year's legislature.

04/25/2012 By Josh Feit

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Four Seattle Liquor Stores to Shut Down Early

The state liquor control board closes 14 stores---four of them in Seattle---more than a month before the June 1 switch to private liquor sales.

04/25/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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The Liquor Store Fire Sale, By the Numbers

The state's online liquor auction, by the numbers.

04/23/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Extra Fizz: 46th District Candidate Sly Cann Explains Nomination Concession

Candidate Sylvester Cann says he's more interested in 90,000 district voters than 100 PCOs.

04/20/2012 By Josh Feit

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Parties Ask Supreme Court to Toss Top-Two Primary

The state Democratic and Libertarian Parties

04/19/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Inslee Camp Ignores Cola Clarification

Inslee campaign takes PubliCola headline out of context, again.

04/16/2012 By Josh Feit

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Legislators, Staffers, and Lobbyists Dish in Anonymous Cola Survey

Who were the big winners and big losers of the 2012 session. Legislators, staffers, and lobbyists weigh in.

04/12/2012 By Josh Feit