This Washington

Race to Replace Pedersen Shapes Up

As state Sen. Ed Murray prepares to take over as Seattle mayor, the shuffle in the 43rd legislative district begins.

11/19/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: Democratic Chair Pelz Will Step Down Early Next Year

The day's winners and losers.

09/30/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Seattle Mayor's Race 2013

Eight Questions for Tonight's Candidate and Transporation Forums

Eight questions for the mayoral candidates, Richard Conlin and his socialist opponent, and Republican senate transportation leaders.

09/17/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

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Tax Exemptions Get Green Light Despite Lack of Goals and Clarity

Latest legislative report on tax preferences highlights millions in unspecified goals.

08/22/2013 By Josh Feit

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Friday (Budget) Jolt: Republicans Add Last Minute Tax Breaks

To reach a final budget deal, the Democrats had to agree to batch of tax breaks.

06/28/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend

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The Budget Deal by the Numbers

Democrats lose tax loophole fight, but win on funding programs.

06/28/2013 By Josh Feit

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Eight Footnotes From a Busy News Day

Some outtakes from a busy day.

06/27/2013 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: Transportation Package Fails

Gas tax, and Metro funding, loses in Democratic house.

06/26/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

The C Is for Crank

Car Warrior Orcutt: "Sad" When Bikers Die, But What About the Drivers?

State Rep. Ed Orcutt, who led a parade of GOP amendments to the house transportation package, says motorist safety should come first, before cyclists or pedestrians.

06/26/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

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Monday Jolt: Relieved Inslee Announces Budget "Breakthrough."

Gov. Inslee praises both parties, says budget deal will happen within hours.

06/24/2013 By Josh Feit

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Here's What's Happening in Olympia Right Now

Budget negotiations going down to the wire.

06/24/2013 By Josh Feit

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Benton Accuses Republican Leadership of Retaliation

Benton's complaint includes theory of retaliatory intimidation from Republican leaders.

06/21/2013 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: Workers' Comp Reform Reality Check

The day's winners and losers.

06/19/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

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Positive Revenue Forecast Boosts Optimism About Budget Deal

$121 million in extra revenue could bridge Democratic-Republican budget divide.

06/18/2013 By Josh Feit

Opinion

Isn't It Weird That

A couple of weird things we noticed about Republican framing.

06/17/2013 By Josh Feit

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The Estate Tax Compromise: The First Piece in a Budget Deal?

Will this morning's compromise to close the estate tax loophole lead to a broader deal? All eyes are on the Republican-controlled senate.

06/13/2013 By Josh Feit

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Two More Republican Priority Bills Loom Over Budget Negotiations

Consumer advocates and environmentalists are concerned about two bills the GOP has cued up in the budget negotiations.

06/12/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend

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Jolt: Inslee Announces Special Session, Blasts Republicans

Inslee accuses Republicans of failing to compromise on budget.

06/11/2013 By Josh Feit

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Hostage Crisis

Democrats accuse Senate Republicans of holding key revenue bills hostage for ideological reforms.

06/10/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Budget Breakdown

What's on the table in Olympia.

06/07/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend