Morning Fizz

Once Again, Democrats Will Turn to Courts to Challenge Successful Eyman Initiative

Facing a choice between $8 billion in cuts or a two-thirds rule on raising taxes, state Democrats look to legally challenge I-1366.

11/11/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Developer Group Directly Challenges City on Housing Fee

Caffeinated news featuring a developer challenge, a car sharing expansion, and a big-deal ruling

03/03/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Democrats Win a Big One and Lose a Big One

The senate president throws out the two-thirds rule, but Republicans pass the transportation package.

03/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Democrats Test Republican Two-Thirds Rule, Shut Down Senate Transportation Vote

A Vancouver Democrat forces a decision on the Republicans' new rule requiring a two-thirds majority to raise taxes.

02/27/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

He's Back! Republican (Simple) Majority Passes (Super) Majority Rule for Raising New Taxes

He's Back. Republicans institute Eyman's two-thirds rule in the senate.


Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: As Predicted, Eyman Initiative Falls Short on Signatures

The day's winners and losers.

07/03/2014 By Casey Jaywork

This Washington

Capitol Newsmaker, Week 7: Sen. David Frockt

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

03/01/2013 By Niki Reading

Law Nerd

A Conservative Ruling, Not an "Activist" One, Threw Out the Two-Thirds Law

The Court’s Decision to Strike Down Two-Thirds Rule Was Based on Law, Not Politics

03/01/2013 By David Perez

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Supreme Court Strikes Down Two-Thirds Rule

Caffeinated News & Gossip: 6-3 ruling strikes down Eyman's two-thirds law.

02/28/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Another Jolt: State Supreme Court to Rule on Two-Thirds Law Tomorrow

Is the voter-approved rule requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature to raise taxes constitutional? Court set to rule.

02/27/2013 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Legislative Session: Week 4 Preview

What to watch for this week in Olympia.

02/04/2013 By Niki Reading

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: But of Course Peter Steinbrueck Is Here

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring: Republicans push new rules; Steinbrueck breaks the rules; more Sims rumors; towing legislation; and probationary periods.

02/01/2013 By Morning Fizz


Isn't It Weird That...

Some weird things we noticed about Denny Heck, the state senate, and the state supreme court.

01/08/2013 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Thursday Jolt: A 9-0 Anti-Eyman Precedent?

Supreme Court ruling gives hope to opponents of Eyman's two-thirds rule.

12/06/2012 By Afternoon Jolt


Isn't It Weird That...

Some weird things about: the mayor's race, legislators in Olympia, legislators in D.C., and education funding.

12/04/2012 By Josh Feit

2012 Election

State Legislators Debate Eyman's 1185

The theoretical and practical implications of the legislature's two-thirds rule.

09/25/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

State Business Group Seeks to Enshrine Two-Thirds Rule in Constitution

A leading conservative business group and a conservative state policy group ask candidates whether they support enshrining the two-thirds tax mandate in the state constitution. Opponents of the two-thirds rule see this as a sign that proponents don't beli

08/15/2012 By Erica C. Barnett