Senate Democrats’ I-1351 gambit: lots of excuses

In an apparent fit of pique, Senate Democrats upended the legislature’s budget deal in a ridiculous way. Their unnecessary move quickly dissipated the good spirit that prevailed under the capitol dome after Gov. Inslee signed the state budget shortly before midnight on Tuesday night. The unexpected fight was over suspending Initiative 1351, the class size […]

2014 Legislative Session: The Good and the Bad

The legislature’s 2014 regular session came to a close last week. It was widely regarded as a fairly inconsequential session – neither side got much of what it wanted, and legislators punted on the big questions. Let’s take a look at three positive and three not-so-positive outcomes from the 2014 session. Positive The Legislature passed […]