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January 24, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Mascots, pot reform, political retirees: your politics week in review

While you were obsessing over the State of the Union or Deflategate, Washington state politics moved forward. Here’s what you may have missed:

1. Seattle City Councilmembers Nick Licata and Tom Rasmussen to retire

2. Truth Needle: GOP leader is right, Inslee polluter list tags UW, WSU

3. On Muslim Lobby Day, Muslim residents march through Olympia to Capitol

4. Lawmakers vow to work together on recreational, medical pot rules; hearings begin; another bill would simplify pot taxes

5. Treasurer: Inslee budget spends too much of rainy-day fund 

6. Cathy McMorris Rodgers still supports anti-abortion bill that Republicans yanked

7. Possible ballot measure could be bargaining chip in minimum-wage debate

8. Proposal would improve disclosure of legislators’ finances

9. State attorney general proposes to raise smoking age to 21

10. Party-switching candidate says ‘pro-life’ conversion happened a few months ago

 

12. Susan Hutchison re-elected to lead state GOP

13. Finally, a bunch of things Republicans said Tuesday

Comments | More in Attorney General, Marijuana, Minimum wage, State Legislature, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington state Republican Party | Topics: Bob Ferguson, Nick Licata, Susan Hutchison

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