Spin Control archive for April 2012

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012

Billig running for re-election

Democratic State Rep. Andy Billig made it official Thursday that he would run for re-election in the 3rd Legislative District. Billig, the co-owner of the Spokane Indians baseball team, was elected to an open seat in 2010 in a crowded race. With just over two...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

Contested PCO races on Aug. 7 ballot

OLYMPIA – After several years of adjusting to the state’s nonpartisan Top Two primary, which is a non-partisan affair, some voters will have a chance to cast a partisan vote for one office this August. The Top Two primary on Aug. 7 will feature partisan...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012



MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012


Liquor store licenses awarded

OLYMPIA -- The rights to operate Washington's state-owned liquor stores have all been auctioned off, at prices ranging from about $750,000 for a store in Tacoma to just under $50,000 for a store in Spokane. The state will collect $30.7 million from the auction. The...

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Gregoire to sign capital budget today

OLYMPIA -- The Capital Projects budget, which contains about $1 billion in new projects around the state, is scheduled to be signed this afternoon by Gov. Chris Gregoire. For certain segments of the Spokane population, this is the document most watched over and lobbied for...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012

Sunday Spin: Did anything politicize the session?

OLYMPIA — A week after the Legislature’s overtime session wrapped up, Democrats accused GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna of delaying the final compromise by politicizing the process. Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, joined members of Democratic governor candidate Jay Inslee’s staff to accuse McKenna of using...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

Murray, Inslee camp slam McKenna over budget

OLYMPIA -- A week after the Legislature's overtime session wrapped up, Democrats accused GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna of delaying the final compromise by bringing politics into the process. Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, joined members of the campaign for Democratic governor hopeful Jay Inslee to...

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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012


SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012

Sunday Spin: Some phrases to retire

OLYMPIA – Now that the Legislature has wandered, bleary-eyed, out of town, would it be too much to hope they took some of their over-worked phrases with them and didn’t bring them back? First on the list: “Bending the curve.” Throughout the session, legislators talked...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

The final budget solution

OLYMPIA – For almost 91 days the Legislature wrestled with a looming budget problem. For the first 90, it was even money, at best, whether the Legislature would win. The final solution for the beleaguered operating budget – which included side deals on a separate...

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