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Last Build Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:34:07 -0800
Inslee’s plan for state-worker raises sets up a fight
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0800
Gov. Jay Inslee will likely include pay raises for state workers, worth 6 percent over the next two years, in his proposed budget. The raises already have Republican lawmakers dubious. It’s the first skirmish in a coming budget battle.
Baloney in politics works nowadays
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:35:45 -0800
The new rules of politics — that you can shout any baloney you see on the internet, with no consequence other than that you win — were on display this year in a campaign right here in the Seattle area.
Seattle women (and others) march against hate
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:37:35 -0800
The Seattle Women March Against Hate gathered on Seattle’s Capitol Hill Saturday to affirm equal rights for everyone in America, saying those rights are threatened by a Donald Trump administration
How your U.S. lawmakers voted
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:14:23 -0800
WASHINGTON — Here’s how Washington state’s members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 2. In the week of Dec. 5, the House and Senate will debate a bill to fund government operations when a stopgap budget now in place expires Dec. 9. House Biomedical research, FDA drug approval By a […]
Patty Murray, other Senate Democrats prepare to fight Trump’s nominees
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0800
Washington state’s U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says she’s girding to fight Trump administration Cabinet nominees, citing their plans to repeal Obamacare and restrict abortion. But Democrats’ own action limiting filibusters means they’ll have little power to block the nominations.