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Governor says state’s largest employer held him, state hostage for tax breaks
Initiative tax cutter is losing his fanbase, Cornfield says
Political reporter Jerry Cornfield offers his view of the concluding state legislative session
Political reporter Jerry Cornfield offers his conclusions on the state midterm results.
OLYMPIA — Are the 147 members of the state Legislature in line for a raise? Should the salaries of judges in Washington state be on… Continue reading
State Democrats are signaling a willingness to place greater emphasis on primary results.
OLYMPIA — A bunch of folks at the William D. Ruckelshaus Center are waiting to help bring about detente in the public records battle between… Continue reading
The initiative booster’s move is dramatic — or desperate — depending on your point of view.
Their fight blocking an age limit on buying semiautomatics has spurred a voter initiative.
Property tax and car tabs issues are likely to be campaign fodder this fall.
All 98 seats in the House and 25 seats in the Senate are up for election.
Governor’s best-laid plans put on ice
Unfunded mandates from state are unfairly shifting costs locally, counties say.
Democrats went to bed Nov. 7 — Election Day — confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the… Continue reading
The Trump administration has stopped producing a weekly scorecard of law enforcement agencies it says are not cooperating with stepped-up federal efforts to deport those… Continue reading
Time is running out on the 2017 Legislature. As of Feb. 3, there are only 79 days remaining in the regular session, even fewer when… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — This wasn’t a very good year for many of the nation’s venerable pollsters and pundits as they got trumped by fake news and… Continue reading
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a $46.7 billion budget proposal Dec. 14 that fully funds public schools, provides state employees a raise, freezes college… Continue reading