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FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009

Catching up...

Farmers markets and the state of the state treasury have been keeping me busy lately, but here's some interesting stuff that's been piling up in the in box:-Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, who created a stir earlier this month by declaring himself a candidate for...

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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009


The "Spokane Moms" remain in the game...

Last year, local young mothers went to bat in Olympia to win more state dollars for school libraries. They proved to be savvy grassroots lobbyists, and succeeded against pretty long odds.Now, the same group is trying to put some meat on skeletal bills aimed at...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2009

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2009

MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2009

Roundup: Nafziger, Davis, Roach...

Ouch: Senate Democratic chief of staff Rich Nafziger, on his personal blog, blasts Gov. Chris Gregoire for continuing to favor budget cuts over a tax increase. Nafziger, tongue firmly in cheek, names Gregoire the recipient of his new weekly Herbert Hoover award. (Vast 1930s' tent...

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More details...

Here's the list of boards and commissions slated for elimination or reconsideration.In a press conference, Gregoire talked about needing to "de-layer state government" and make it more nimble and relevant to Washingtonians' needs.The 154 boards and commissions she's ending (or recommending that lawmakers do) are...

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Who's that in the jury box?

Gov. Chris Gregoire has delayed the 9:30 a.m. rollout of a series of government reforms because she's been called for jury duty at the county courthouse."No, I am not kidding," Gregoire spokesman Pearse Edwards wrote in an e-mail announcing the delay.

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MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2009

FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2009

THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2009

Governor seeks storm help for businesses...

Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking the federal government to declare a statewide "economic injury disaster" for Washington's businesses due to the heavy snow storms in December.The move by the federal Small Business Administration would free up low-interest loans for businesses at a time when credit's...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2009

THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2009

THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2009

Gregoire economic stimulus plan: the details: 

Trying to kick-start the state's lagging economy, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday unveiled a $1.2 billion proposal that includes more than $90 million in buildings at Spokane-area colleges, repaving local highways, and $15 million more for the North Spokane Corridor.“We can quickly create thousands of...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2009

Republican reaction to Gregoire...

Mixed reviews from the GOP side of the aisle to Gov. Chris Gregoire's call for an economic stimulus plan, government reform and other changes this year:"This is a financial wreck that she spent four years creating, and then to be shocked when it comes due...

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Gregoire calls for courage, jobs and reform

Calling it “our time to show courage,” Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday urged lawmakers to back her plan to create 20,000 new jobs, boost unemployment benefits, and use the economic crisis to forge a more nimble state government.“When this recession ends, and it will end,...

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