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Eye On Olympia

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009



FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009





Senate budget site drawing some questions...

As I mentioned yesterday, Senate Democrats have set up a website to take budget-related questions from the public.So far (11 questons from 23 people), the questions range from friendly:"When is the legislature going to wake up and realize we have a revenue collection shortfall problem…

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009



Democrats seek online dialogue with voters...

Months ago, Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown talked about opening a dialogue with the public about how to bridge a multi-billion-dollar budget shortfall over the next two years. She has faith in the voters, she's repeatedly said, and feels that when they're shown a problem…

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Ads decry cuts to health care...

A coalition representing hospitals, nurses, health-care workers and Group Health Cooperative has launched TV ads in Seattle and Tacoma, urging people to call lawmakers and protest budget cuts."What Olympia is proposing should alarm families across Washington State," said Cassie Sauer, vice president of the state…

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Trying to throw Brown an assist...

David Goldstein, from the political blog Horses Ass, adds his voice to the call for an income tax on the wealthy -- and says it's time for House Speaker Frank Chopp to get behind the idea:I know Chopp understands the issue. I know he knows…

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TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009


MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009


Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.