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November 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Record independent expenditures flow to legislative races

Led by deep-pocketed environmentalist and business interests, a record amount of independent spending by Democratic and Republican allies is pouring into Washington’s legislative races. As of Monday, independent political committees had spent more than $7.7 million on 2014 legislative contests — up from $5.9 million in 2012, $3.9 million in 2008, and $2.1 million in…

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October 31, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Allegations of prejudice in two state Senate campaigns

In a pair of contested state Senate campaigns, allegations are being made over anti-Catholic prejudice and the way one senator has characterized his opponent’s door-belling volunteers. Let’s start with the latter. Fuse Washington released a recording Friday morning that purports to capture Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, on audio at a King County GOP dinner on Oct. 18 disparaging…

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October 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM

GOP cries foul over mailers targeting state Sen. Andy Hill

The Republican Senate Campaign Committee is disputing an assertion made in mailers opposing state Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond. Hill is facing Democrat Matt Isenhower in a race that could decide which party controls the Senate after election day. Brent Ludeman, executive director for the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, says a mailer by Washington Conservation…

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October 14, 2014 at 6:20 PM

How a California billionaire gets his money into a Washington Senate campaign

In late September, political reporter Jim Brunner wrote about how California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer had decided to drop $1 million into Washington state’s elections to help Democrats regain control of the state Senate. One of ways the Steyer money is being used is to try to unseat Republican Sen. Andy Hill in the 45th…

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September 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Steyer group will target state Sen. Andy Hill in 45th District race

California billionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer’s political organization has revealed some details of its plans to influence Pacific Northwest legislative contests. NextGen Climate will back Democrats in two key state Senate races in Washington: Matt Isenhower, who is challenging state Sen. Andy Hill of Redmond in the 45th Legislative District, and Tami Green, challenging state…

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July 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM

GOP: Democratic Senate candidate too Republican

Update: Andy Hill Campaign Manager Jess Honcoop tells us they found out about the campaign mailers along with everyone else, after the mail hit voters. Honcoop describes mailings like these as the “nasty underbelly of politics” and says it shows what a high-profile contest the District 45 race is. But, “We’re trying to keep our campaign as positive as possible,”…

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April 1, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Inslee signs bills to add state developmental-disability services

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation to start to reduce a massive backlog of developmentally-disabled residents waiting for state help. Senate Bill 6387, sponsored by Redmond Republican Andy Hill, and House Bill 2746, sponsored by Lakewood Democrat Tami Green, are expected to together give services to some 5,000 families through a new program…

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February 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Plan would fund bill pushed by parents of mentally ill Seattle man

OLYMPIA — A budget proposal unveiled Wednesday by state House Democrats would put $10 million toward making it easier to involuntarily commit mentally ill residents. The money would fund 48 new mental-health treatment beds and three new intensive outpatient treatment teams. It is directly aimed at House Bill 2725, which was pushed by the parents…

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Comments | More in State budget, State Legislature | Topics: andy hill, Joel Reuter, mental health