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Rob McKenna

Dem. vs. Dem: Lt. Gov. chastises candidate hoping to succeed him

Olympia is normally a pretty staid capital, so when intra-party criticisms are aired in public, it gets people’s attention. Lt. Gov. Brad Owen drew a lot of notice this week with his startling letter to state Sen. Cyrus Habib (D-Bellevue), who is running for the retiring Owen’s job. That the two are both Democrats makes Owen’s rebuke that much more notable. Owen’s letter to … [Read More]

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McKenna on KIRO: Sup. Court passes on guns case

KIRO 97.3 host Dave Ross asked Rob about the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up appeals challenging state laws in Connecticut and New York that ban certain … [Read More]

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Repeal and replace? GOP has intriguing health care plan

Speaker Paul Ryan released House Republicans’ health care plan yesterday. That in itself is a good thing. The new plan is part of the better.gop website I mentioned … [Read More...]

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Jason Mercier

Charter schools now law – Cinderella edition

For this Cinderella story, the clock striking midnight was a good thing. With a tick of the clock to midnight on Sunday, Washington joined 42 other states with charter schools. Though we would have preferred to see Governor Inslee sign the bill (and provide those students that testified and rallied at legislature a bill ceremony) we are excited he allowed the bill to become … [Read More]