One Question

One Question for Senator Rodney Tom

The new state senate majority leader defends his coup.

01/09/2013 By Josh Feit


Don't Talk Like an Elephant

Democrats should stop affirming the GOP message.

01/08/2013 By Brendan Williams

This Washington

Democratic Senate Leader Rejects Dissident Proposal

State Sen. Ed Murray says the Democrats will not accept Sen. Tom proposal that puts GOP in control.

12/17/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Two Democrats Give Republicans Majority in Bid to Control State Senate

Democratic State Senators Tim Sheldon and Rodney Tom side with Republicans in dramatic move to control state senate.

12/10/2012 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: A Win for Revenue?

House Democrats to reestablish finance committee.

11/28/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

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Afternoon Fizz: Republicans Respond to Murray; Sen. Brown Skeptical of Tom Scenario

Republicans send friendly response to "Caucus Leader" Murray; Sen. Brown doubtful about Tom leadership.

11/21/2012 By Josh Feit

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State Senate "Majority" Leader Reaches Out to Republicans

With the Democrats' advantage in the state senate uncertain, Democratic senate leader Murray sends overture to GOP.

11/21/2012 By Josh Feit

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Afternoon Fizz: Conservative Democrat Drops Committee Chairmanship

Conservative Democrat, state Rep. Hurst, relinquishes committee chair.

11/20/2012 By Josh Feit

One Question

One Question for Sen. Rodney Tom

Why doesn't Democratic Sen. Rodney Tom think the Democrats should govern?

11/15/2012 By Dameon Matule

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Inslee on Pot

Inslee hopeful feds will stand down.

11/14/2012 By Josh Feit


One Question for Ed Murray

A Q&A with the new state senate majority leader, Sen. Ed Murray.

11/14/2012 By Josh Feit

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Optimistic Inslee Names Transition Team

Inslee puts Microsoft exec and education professionals on transition team, is shy on specifics about upcoming budget problems.

11/14/2012 By Josh Feit

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One Question for the House Republicans

The Democratic house transportation chair told us she was thinking of lifting the cap on tunnel spending. Does her Republican counterpart agree? And what does this all mean for Seattle and Mike McGinn?

09/28/2012 By Josh Feit

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GOP Senate Candidate Fails to Win Restraining Order Against Ex-Employee

State Senate candidate Brad Toft fails to win a protective restraining order against an ex-employee who previously accused him of swinging a baseball bat at her head.

09/28/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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State Transportation Chair: State Could Lift Spending Cap on Tunnel

The state house transportation chair says she doesn't support the idea of funding the new tunnel with tolls from drivers who don't use the tunnel, but concedes that the state's ultimate commitment to tunnel funding, including the amount it expects to rais

09/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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One Potential Solution to Tunnel Tolling Shortfall: Toll Non-Tunnel Users?

One potential solution for the state's tunnel tolling shortfall: Toll drivers before they reach the tunnel, even if they don't use the tunnel itself. Image of viaduct construction via WSDOT.

09/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Tuesday Jolt: Two-Thirds Rule Debated in Supreme Court

The days winners and losers.

09/25/2012 By Josh Feit

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State Tolling Scenarios Leave Tunnel Budget Shortfall

A state committee's new Alaskan Way tunnel tolling scenarios cast serious doubt on the state's ability to raise the $200 million it has pledged to pay toward the tunnel.

09/20/2012 By Josh Feit

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Tacoma Says It, Too, Will Lose Under Business-Sanctioned Tax Consolidation Proposal

The city of Tacoma says that it, like Seattle, stands to lose millions under a proposal to consolidate local business and occupation tax collection at the state level, but the Association of Washington Business says cities are overestimating the downside

08/31/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Report: Eyman's Two-Thirds Requirement Has Killed Jobs, Harmed State Residents

A new report by the left-of-center Washington Budget and Policy Center concludes that a state rule, which voters could uphold in November, has harmed state residents and public employees.

08/23/2012 By Erica C. Barnett