Jim Camden

Jim Camden

Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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Activists afloat attempted to stop nuclear submarine 11 

The protesters were ready for a watery rendezvous with the huge vessel coming to the Northwest. They would take their boats out into Puget Sound and, like many Davids confronting an approaching Go...

GOP wants state union negotiations to be open to public 15 

OLYMPIA – Contract negotiations between the state and its employees’ unions should be open to the public and legislators, Senate Republicans insisted Tuesday. With two days left in the special sess...

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Recent Blog Posts

One special session down, one to go

OLYMPIA – The Legislature will go into double-overtime in an effort to reach a deal on how to spend some $38 billion on state programs, agencies and salaries over the next two years.

Special Session Day 30: Senate GOP releases budget 2.0

OLYMPIA -- Senate Republicans set the stage for the upcoming second special session by releasing a new 2015-17 budget that they contend meets many of Democrats' requirements without raising taxes. ...

Special Session Day 29: House passes transpo budget

OLYMPIA -- The House passed a $5.1 billion transportation budget on a bipartisan vote. The compromise spending plan now goes to the Senate, which could pass it before the first special session ends...

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