Eye On Olympia archive for Nov. 2008

SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 2008

TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2008

Gregoire to state agencies: Must...save...more...

Calling for "an immediate, firm and direct response," the governor's budget director, Victor Moore, today called for $260 million more in state budget cuts.Now.Among the new cuts: another $4.5 million from Washington State University and $1 million from Eastern Washington University. The Department of Social...

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MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2008

THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2008


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2008

TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2008

MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2008

Lisa Brown still the top Senate Democrat...

Senate Democrats re-elected Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, to the same post at a meeting this weekend in Sea-Tac. Under a variety of scenarios (minority, slight majority, and big majority), Brown has headed up the Senate Democrats since 2002.Also re-elected: Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way,...

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Under the radar -- and on to a landslide...

Quick: who or what got the most votes on Washington's November ballot? Was it:a) Barack Obamab) Gov. Chris Gregoirec) Initiative 1029, requiring more paid training for home health aides, d) or Initiative 1000's assisted-suicide measure.Yup, C. In a year of fierce election battles, I-1029 got...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2008

TUESDAY, NOV. 11, 2008


MONDAY, NOV. 10, 2008

Gregoire campaign: Why we won...

In a post-election memo to campaign staffers, Gov. Chris Gregoire's campaign manager, Kelly Evans, laid out some of the apparent reasons that 2004's narrow race between Gregoire and Republican challenger Dino Rossi went decisively for Gregoire this time."In both public and private polling, we saw...

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More on school reform recommendations...

Here's our print story on former state treasurer Dan Grimm's recommendations for school reforms, some of them pretty dramatic.From it:"The status quo will be vigorously defended," former state treasurer Dan Grimm writes in the new report. "The challenge before us is to resist the temptation...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2008

Grimm Report online...

The document has yet to be posted on the state's Basic Ed Task Force website, but has been posted by the Washington Policy Center here.Another helpful document is here, detailing the suggestions contained in other major recommendations to the task force.Here, the way, is the...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2008



WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2008

TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2008



McCain, in Arizona, concedes...

Speaking in Phoenix, John McCain has conceded that he's lost the election."These are difficult times for our country," McCain said, pledging his help to President Obama. He called on his supporters to offer Obama "our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come...

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MONDAY, NOV. 3, 2008

Rep. Larry Crouse: I'm not dead...

As the Spokesman-Review's Jim Camden reports, state Rep. Larry Crouse is still very much alive, despite a rumor to the contrary.A longtime local nursery owner, Larry Krause, passed away recently, Camden reports. The similarity in their names apparently spawned some confusion.

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