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Some Noteworthy Inslee Contributors

Look who contributed to Jay Inslee.

03/14/2012 By Josh Feit

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After Two Days of Budget Talks, Tax Exemptions Back in Spotlight

Governor tells house and senate leaders to agree on new "resources."

03/13/2012 By Josh Feit

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Tarleton Will Run for Open Seat in 36th District

Port Commissioner Gael Tarleton will run for Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson's open seat.

03/12/2012 By Josh Feit

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Inslee Resigning House Seat to Run for Governor "Full Time"

Inslee Camp: He "needs to get both feet in."

03/10/2012 By Josh Feit

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Seattle Times: Inslee to Resign from Congress, Focus on Gov's Race

Inslee will be in Washington State full time starting this month.

03/10/2012 By Josh Feit

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Superior Court Judge Hears Challenge to Eyman's Two-Thirds Rule

Eyman's two-thirds rule put to test in court.

03/09/2012 By Josh Feit

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Planned Parenthood Targets Six Senators on Reproductive Parity Act

Planned Parenthood targets three Democratic senators in its efforts to pass the reproductive parity act.

03/08/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Republicans Side with Teachers' Union?

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH A QUOTE FROM SENATE HEALTH CARE CHAIR SEN. KAREN KEISER Republicans stall vote on teachers' health insurance reform.

03/08/2012 By Josh Feit

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House Democrats Send Amended Budget Back to Senate; Special Session Likely

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH THE LATEST BUDGET COMPARISON. Budget primer as special session looms.

03/08/2012 By Josh Feit

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State Saves $1.67 Million Reducing Unnecessary Cell Phone Use; AG's Office High on List

Under orders from Gov. Chris Gregoire, state agencies slash their employees' cell-phone use. The agencies that made the biggest cuts? Licensing, Parks & Rec, the Attorney General's Office, and the gambling commission.

03/07/2012 By Josh Feit

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Candidates Lining Up for Open Seats in 36th, 46th

Candidates are starting to line up for two open seats in the state house---one in North Seattle's 46th District, and one in Ballard/Queen Anne's 36th.

03/07/2012 By Josh Feit

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Truly Bipartisan Bill on Debt Limit May Cause Problems for Zarelli Budget

Debt limit compromise raises questions about Zarelli budget.

03/06/2012 By Josh Feit

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Toxic Toys Bill Dies, Transit Funding Options Survive

More legislative carnage; plus, one Seattle-backed bill that survived.

03/05/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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McKenna Spokesman Credits Legislators for Passing Bipartisan Budget Proposal Despite Ed Funding Cuts

Nonpartisan ways and means staff says Friday's Republican budget hits education harder then he Democratic proposal. What does Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna say?

03/05/2012 By Josh Feit

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BUDGET COUP UPDATE: GOP Seizes Control of Senate, Passes Their Own Budget, Special Session Looms

THIS POST WAS UPDATED AFTER THE GOP SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THEIR ALTERNATIVE BUDGET. Republicans unveil budget proposal with constitutional amendments. Set to "ram it down our throats," Democratic ways & means chair Murray says.

03/02/2012 By Josh Feit

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Safe Streets Bill is Dead

The safe streets bill, which would have given cities and towns the ability to lower speed limits to 20 mph, died in the senate today.

03/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Reproductive Rights Bill Looks Dead For Now

In senate floor drama, NARAL and Planned Parenthood priority bill doesn't make legislative cutoff.

03/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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520 Bill Passes State Senate

A bill exempting the 520 bridge project from the state shoreline

03/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Towing Bill Dead for Now Sponsor Says

Rep. Gerry Pollet (D-46, Seattle) is frustrated that talks have stalled over towing bill.

03/02/2012 By Josh Feit

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Reproductive Parity Act Falters; Could Go to Ballot

On the last day to get bills out of the state senate, the fate of the reproductive parity bill remains in doubt.

03/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett