-A budget shortfall of $3 billion? The Tri-City Herald's Chris Mulick does the math and concludes that two ballot measures likely to go to voters in November would cost a combined $313 million -- enough to push the state's two-year expected budget shortfall of $2.7 million just over the $3 billion mark.
-Robert "The Traveler" Hill, who periodically shows up in Olympia to testify, typically on gun issues, is again making Tacoma City Council meetings must-watch TV. From Jason Hagey at the TNT's blog:
Former sheriff candidate takes off pants at Tacoma City Council meeting: Tacoma City Councilman Mike Lonergan asked the city's legal staff to find a way to keep Robert "The Traveller" Hill from attending future City Council meetings following Hill's conduct last night, which included removing some of his clothes and once again mentioning masturbation.
Al-righty then. The link above has more bizarre details.
-Also in the TNT: Oregon may soon have a Top Two style primary similar to Washington's.