Stories tagged: Rob McKenna
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
Legislature asked to abolish the death penalty in Washington
Bipartisan coalition seeks to end the death penalty in Washington
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016
Editorial: Shine light on lobbying
Washington and Idaho lawmakers should adopt “cooling off” legislation to ensure that former officials aren’t unfairly leveraging their connections.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 1:24 p.m.
McKenna says national GOP needs to rebrand
Attorney General Rob McKenna plans to join a private law firm after he leaves office in January and says it’s too early to say whether he might make another run …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012
Governor candidates shelled out record dough
OLYMPIA – Even without the final spending tallied, this year’s Washington governor’s race was the most expensive in state history, and outside independent groups spent record amounts trying to persuade …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Minorities’ political power rising in statewide elections
SEATTLE – If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s win over Republican candidate Rob McKenna. Barreto …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2012, 6:09 p.m.
Pollster: Latino voters boosted Inslee
If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s win over Republican candidate Rob McKenna.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
Spin Control: Waiting for election results doesn’t harm anyone
A familiar post-election refrain, as predictable as swallows returning to Capistrano or Cougar fans pinning their Apple Cup hopes on bad weather in Pullman, sounded last week. The amount of …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2012, 6 a.m.
Inslee captures governor’s race
Former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, who promised to help solve Washington’s budget woes and boost its economy by trimming government and targeting industries of the future, will be the state’s …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
Democrat Inslee will be Washington governor
OLYMPIA — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna is conceding defeat.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2012
McKenna aides still confident of victory
OLYMPIA – Republican Rob McKenna’s campaign insisted Thursday he would overtake Democrat Jay Inslee “next week or the week after” as ballot counting continued in Washington’s close gubernatorial race. But …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012
Same-sex marriage backers celebrate
With ballot counts continuing around Washington, supporters of same-sex marriage claimed victory Wednesday, saying their projections convince them Referendum 74 will pass. While they collected congratulations from the measure’s chief …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2012
Inslee out front as count goes on
Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna will continue their battle for the job of Washington’s chief executive for at least another day. Ballots tallied Tuesday night gave Inslee a …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012, 8:22 p.m.
Last-minute election push is on
With five days left until Election Day, campaigns are shifting their focus from policy arguments to pleas for action. Candidates, meanwhile, are crisscrossing the state to make their final pitches.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012
Inslee reports negative cash balance
OLYMPIA – Democrat Jay Inslee has burned through his campaign cash, as Washington state’s competitive race for governor enters the final week. Inslee reported in disclosure filings that he had …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2012
McKenna’s free travel studied
SEATTLE – Washington’s Republican candidate for governor, Rob McKenna, has spent a lot of time as attorney general traveling on other people’s dime, the Seattle Times reported Sunday. The newspaper …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
Gregoire says successors’ budget proposals won’t work
OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire served warning Thursday to her two would-be successors that the budget plans they’re pushing on the campaign trail won’t work and they’ll need to …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012, 11:46 a.m.
Gregoire says successor will need to raise taxes
OLYMPIA — The next governor will have to raise taxes, regardless of what they promise on the campaign trail, Gov. Chris Gregoire predicted today. The budget she proposes for the …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
Spin Control: Times political ads might not be money well spent
OLYMPIA – The biggest news in the state’s political campaigns last week probably was not made by a politician or group working for or against a ballot measure. Instead, it …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
Inslee campaign cleared by state panel
OLYMPIA – The state’s campaign watchdog rejected complaints about contributions and spending by Democrat Jay Inslee while a small-business group tried to boost Republican Rob McKenna’s chances for governor Monday. …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
Inslee, McKenna differ on economic fixes, challenge anti-tax claims
To turn the governor’s office Republican for the first time in a generation, Attorney General Rob McKenna seems intent on keeping the race focused on local issues and state politics. …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
Spin Control: McKenna’s dance moves could wrap up the nerd vote
The first rule of campaigning in 2012 should be: Think twice before you do something. There’s always a video camera around. This might be something the staff of gubernatorial candidate …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2012
Inslee, McKenna clash in Seattle debate
Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna clashed Thursday night over same-sex marriage, Medicaid and the best way to get more money to the state’s public schools. Each accused the other of …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012
McKenna, Inslee differ on energy approach
TACOMA – Climate change may have faded as a national issue, but it remains prominent in the Washington governor’s race. When it comes to incentives and regulations to help green-energy …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012
Spin Control: Governor’s race drawing loads of out-of-state money
OLYMPIA – Close races usually mean big spending, and Washington’s gubernatorial race is no exception. Along with candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee, who have a combined total of $18 …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012
Immigration surfaces in McKenna, Inslee debate
Rob McKenna began his opening statement in Spanish. Jay Inslee talked of “bucking hay” and working to pass a levy to build a local high school. And while Washington’s two …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, 7:13 a.m.
Different green energy ideas from McKenna, Inslee
TACOMA — Climate change may have faded as a national issue, but it remains prominent in the Washington governor’s race. When it comes to incentives and regulations to help green—energy …
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012
Kevin Coe deemed a danger to society
The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the civil commitment of South Hill rapist Kevin Coe as a sexually violent predator, which means he’s exhausted all legal avenues at the …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012
Inslee, McKenna propose tax tweaks
With state unemployment staying stubbornly above 8 percent and the economy on many voters’ minds, economic issues play a major part in the campaigns of Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 10:23 a.m.
McKenna wants to curb state’s health care spending
Attorney General Rob McKenna said Thursday he wants to tap Washington’s creativity and use financial incentives to encourage doctors and consumers to save the state money on health care.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012
Initiative or no, federal law trumps state on marijuana
Suppose voters decided that they’ve had it with federal drug rules that make marijuana an illegal substance akin to heroin or cocaine, and they change Washington state law to make …