Stories tagged: spin control
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020
The Legislature begins its 2020 session Monday, and while the lawmakers will spend most of the next two months some 300 miles away, there are ways a person with a …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
An article of faith among certain political “experts” says voters, given the chance, will always vote against taxes. But voters don’t automatically do so.
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019
So you consider yourself a true American patriot, a Yankee Doodle Dandy? Then we’ve got a quiz for you.
Sun., May 19, 2019
Spin Control reprises its eight rules for running for office for the 2019 crop of candidates.
Sun., April 28, 2019
Legislature pushes toward its deadline with closed budget negotiations, hasty tax hearings and late-night votes because “that’s the way we always do it.”
Sun., March 31, 2019
Bills introduced late in the session are sometimes “hero” bills. And that’s not really a compliment.
Sun., March 24, 2019
State law calls for Washington to reduce carbon pollution in the coming decades. It sets standards for how much, and how soon. It doesn’t say how.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
With 2019 stretching before us, Spin Control makes some predictions.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
NORAD tracks Santa. You can watch on the Spin Control blog.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
Here are the answers to Spin Control’s annual 12 Trivias of Christmas quiz.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
To celebrate rather than castigate, Spin Control offers its annual 12 Trivias of Christmas, a tradition call for a seasonal halt to political wrangling.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
With most counting finished for the 2018 election and very few races still in doubt, it seems appropriate to pass out the awards for the highlights and lowlifes of the …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
For many years, Spokane’s 6th Legislative District could be counted on for two things.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
With ballots in the mail, expect campaigning to ramp up and stay there for a couple of weeks.
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018
Pleas for money fill up the inbox in campaign season.
Sun., May 20, 2018
Spin Control offers its annual advice to candidates entering the campaign.
Sun., March 18, 2018
A look at the numbers generated by 147 legislators in 60 days of the 2018 session
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018
Senate Democrats want to take the month and day of a voter’s birthdate out of what the public can see in the state’s voter database. Here’s why I think that’s …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
To err is human, Shakespeare said, but to really screw up takes a computer.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
Keeping up with the Legislature from Spokane can be difficult. We offer some suggestions to make it easier.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
Spin Control: What’s ahead for the state of Washington in 2018? Jim Camden throws out a few possibilities
2018 may have some surprises, but also some variations on familiar themes.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Spokane has a long and colorful history of “taking it to the streets” on everything from the Wobblies free speech and labor demonstrations a century ago to more recent protests …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
Why I can’t blame millennials for a politically polarized country.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Yes, elected officials actually do mail those letters they send to other elected officials.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
While much of the Northwest was trying on eclipse glasses and peeking carefully at the sun Monday morning, initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman was trying to convince a judge that voters …
Sun., April 30, 2017
Questions and answers about the not-so-special special session.
Sun., July 31, 2016
Political geeks might rejoice in a new page on the Washington secretary of state’s website that provides a plethora of political numbers that can be fed into a spreadsheet and …
Sun., Jan. 24, 2016
GSI visitors get firsthand view of education debate.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016
It didn’t take long for Washington’s Democratic governor and legislative Republicans to accuse each other of politics, which, of course, was completely unexpected for a legislative session in a major …
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015
Changes to the constitution can come in two ways, but only one has ever been tried.