This Washington

Extra Fizz: Immigrant Rights Activist to Run for State Senate

Pramila Jayapal, the longtime leader of immigration rights group OneAmerica, announces run for Southeast Seattle state senate seat being vacated by Adam Kline.

03/10/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


Is Washington State Ready for the Senior Boom?

There's a lot of talk this session in Olympia about investing in our kids. What about our seniors?

03/10/2014 By Jerry Reilly

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Teachers are in "Open Revolt"

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring teachers in open revolt, homelessness, and small-lot housing.

03/10/2014 By Morning Fizz

One Question

One Question for Sen. Marko Liias About Whether Sound Transit Should Subsidize Parking

One question for state Sen. Marko Liias about a proposal to link Sound Transit funding to subsidies for parking in neighborhoods near light-rail stations.

03/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: The Stick-it-to-Medina Provision

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Sen. Jamie Pedersen's gotcha amendment.

03/04/2014 By Josh Feit


Isn't It Weird That the Latest Transportation Proposal Reverses the Transit/Roads Split

Something weird we noticed about Sen. Tom's transportation proposal.

03/04/2014 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Republican House Leader to Republican Benton: "Don't Mess With My People."

Republican deputy leader pens tongue-in-cheek response to Senate Republican Benton's admonishment over signature gathering bill.

02/26/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

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Campaign Finance Disclosure Bill Fails in GOP Senate

Despite bipartisan support, Democratic bill for full campaign finance disclosure dies in Senate.

02/19/2014 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Jolt: Senate Coalition Faces Political Challenge After House Passes RPA, Again.

House sends Reproductive Parity Act, and political bombshell, to senate.

02/05/2014 By Josh Feit

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ACLU: GOP Bill Infringes on Student Rights

After state supreme court ruled in favor of student rights, Republicans on senate judiciary committee want to change law.

02/04/2014 By Josh Feit


The Last Line #3: Framing the Republicans

Suddenly, the Democrats control the debate.

01/31/2014 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Ousted as Chair, Hobbs Says Moderates Have Lost Control of Majority Coalition Caucus

Senate demotes Hobbs, makes Sen. Jan Angel cochair of Hobbs' financial institutions committee.

01/27/2014 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Olympia Outtake: Week 2, Unified Theory

Why the environmental community's top priority bill and labor's top priority bill are being sponsored by the same first-term Democrat.

01/24/2014 By PubliCola

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State House Democrats Move Reproductive Parity Act Forward (Again)

Seattle Rep. Eileen Cody moves her pro-choice bill through her health care committee. And I come out against football taxes.

01/23/2014 By Josh Feit


Olympia Outtake: Week 1, All Governance Is Local?

DIY governance is au courant in Olympia.

01/17/2014 By Josh Feit

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Inslee Proposes Raising Minimum Wage and Other Surprises from his State of the State Speech

Some news and analysis from Gov. Inslee's speech today.

01/14/2014 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Today's Jolt: Labor Leaders Bail on Inslee Christmas Party


12/16/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: State Democrats Ridicule GOP "Achievements"

The day's winners and losers.

12/10/2013 By Shirley Qiu

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Transportation Lobby Group, Pessimistic About State Deal, Releases Tepid 2014 Agenda

Transportation Choices Coalition, pessimistic about the prospects for a balanced transportation package, outlines its predictions and legislative agenda.

12/09/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

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New Poll: Tepid Support for Transportation Package, Most Oppose Boeing Union Vote

A new Elway poll shows tepid support for a new transportation package, and that most voters oppose the Boeing Machinists' vote against a contract that would have cut benefits.

11/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett