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Rob McKenna

2016 ballot: a Seattle agenda?

Washington Democrats seem to have settled on a quadrennial game plan. They recognize a problem: their state candidates underperform their presidential candidates. Since their base is more likely to turn out for specific issues than those state candidates, initiatives to stoke turnout are their new strategy. It worked well in 2012, when marijuana and same-sex marriage … [Read More]

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Telling the truth is more than not lying

Trust is a fleeting thing. It takes a long time to build it, but it can be wiped away in an instant. That’s why it’s perplexing that Gov. Jay Inslee … [Read More]

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Turns out, funding education first actually works

Back in 2012, several Republican legislative candidates and I campaigned on the idea that the state could meet its obligations in the McCleary case by prioritizing … [Read More...]

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Rep. Hans Zeiger

State transportation plan balances reforms, investments

The Legislature has passed the first new transportation funding package in a decade. Credit is due to Senate Transportation Committee Chair Curtis King (R-Yakima) and ranking member Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens), House Transportation Committee Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) and ranking member Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama) and other legislative leaders for being at the table for … [Read More]