This Washington

Extra Fizz: Olympia High School

It's true, the legislature is just like high school.

04/04/2013 By Nancy Drew

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Bipartisanship Strained During "Bipartisan" Budget Presentation

Democrats turn bipartisan press conference into opening round of partisan debate.

04/03/2013 By Josh Feit

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Senate Republicans to Put $1 Billion to K-12, Sources Say

Republicans nearly match Inslee's K-12 spend, but cut social services.

04/03/2013 By Josh Feit

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Capitol Newsmaker, Week 11: Gov. Jay Inslee

Every week of the 2013 legislative session, Niki Reading picks the lawmaker who's at the center of the action.

03/29/2013 By Niki Reading

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Gov. Inslee Proposes Closing Half a Billion Dollars in Tax Breaks

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH THE REPUBLICAN RESPONSE. Gov. Inslee puts 11 tax preferences on the chopping block.

03/28/2013 By Josh Feit

Opinion

Isn't It Weird That...

Some weird things we noticed about state revenues and city revenues.

03/27/2013 By Josh Feit and Erica C. Barnett

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Democratic Legislator Sends Scathing Email to County Auditors About Campus Voting

State Rep sends angry email to two county auditors.

03/27/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend

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Capitol Newsmaker, Week 10: Rep. Ross Hunter

Every week of the 2013 legislative session, Niki Reading picks the lawmaker who's at the center of the action.

03/22/2013 By Niki Reading

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Let the Budget Battle Begin

Olympia budget leaders, Republican State Sen. Andy Hill and Democratic State Rep. Ross Hunter, cue up pending budget battle.

03/22/2013 By Josh Feit

Article

Another Outtake from Our Murray Q&A: His Response to the Republican Coup

Mayoral candidate Ed Murray on how the senate slipped out of Democratic Party hands.

03/21/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit

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"Flat is the New Up"; State Legislators Relieved by Latest Forecast

The state's latest revenue forecast shows slight improvement over previous forecasts, but budget nightmare persists.

03/20/2013 By Niki Reading

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Metro Faces Looming Viaduct Mitigation Funding Cut

As if a looming 17 percent budget cut wasn't bad enough, King County Metro is staring down the barrel at the looming elimination of Alaskan Way tunnel mitigation funding, which has kept transit running during tunnel construction.

03/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

Isn't It Weird That...

Some weird things we noticed about tax breaks and Republicans.

03/19/2013 By Josh Feit and Carryn Vande Griend

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Session Preview, Week 10

What to watch for this week in Olympia.

03/18/2013 By Niki Reading

Opinion

Isn't it Weird That...

Today, we hand the column over to legislators in Olympia.

03/14/2013 By Josh Feit

One Question

One Question for Sen. David Frockt

After coming under attack from the GOP for disrespecting child care, state Sen. David Frockt turns the tables on the Republicans.

03/13/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Jarring Losses

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Democrats lose, Car2Go Expands, and voters like views.

03/13/2013 By Morning Fizz

One Question

One Question for Seattle Rep. Jessyn Farrell

One question about transit funding for state Rep. Jessyn Farrell.

03/11/2013 By Erica C. Barnett