Preview: The Seattle Times: Politics
The Seattle Times Local Politics – The Seattle Times
Read political news, from city governments in Seattle and its suburbs to the governor and Legislature in Olympia.
Last Build Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:19:35 -0700
Seattle’s Pronto bike share shutting down on Friday
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Pronto, Seattle’s beleaguered bike-share system, will close for good on Friday. City crews will begin taking down the stations and removing the bikes on Monday. They will go into storage as officials look for other cities interested in buying the equipment.
Democrats in Olympia have plan to fund schools: $3B in new taxes
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:29:42 -0700
House Democrats in the state Legislature say their budget plan would satisfy the state Supreme Court’s McCleary education-funding order by enacting a new tax on capital gains and restructuring the state’s business taxes.
Reichert is target of attack ads over GOP health plan
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:34:25 -0700
The Auburn Republican voted for the GOP health-care bill in a House committee earlier this month, and now the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is targeting him for it.
Port Commission leader Tom Albro will not seek re-election
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:30:00 -0700
Tom Albro, who has been with the Port of Seattle since 2010, said he wants to move on to serving the community in new ways, with particular focus on resolving political divides and dealing with economic inequality.
Stand against migrant ban a hot issue in Inslee’s inbox
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0700
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has received thousands of messages over his opposition to President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions on citizens from several majority-Muslim countries.
Trump believes politics is stupid — and it shows
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:40:44 -0700
People have long hungered for an outsider to come in and upend politics as usual. Well, now we know what it looks like to have a political rookie in charge.