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February 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM

Vaccines, voter initiatives, energy: what Democrats said Thursday

For your pleasure, a trio of highlights that came out of Thursday’s state House and Senate Democratic media availability: 1. House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, says he anticipates support for a bill dropped Wednesday that would limit reasons for exempting children from vaccines. “When we look at exemption rates in [school districts] across the state, I think we’re all surprised…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: ballot initiatives, climate change, measles

February 5, 2015 at 7:52 PM

Pam Roach offers lessons in winning and government: ‘I won’

OLYMPIA – In an email promoting Thursday’s public hearings on a trio of bills that would change the ballot-initiative process, activist Tim Eyman predicted the hearing would include “fireworks.” Fireworks did ensue — but not from Eyman. After criticizing a panel of spokespeople testifying for one of the bills at the Senate Government Operations and Security Committee, Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, shut…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: ballot initiatives, Don Benton, Marko Liias

July 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Charter school initiative gets 350,000 signatures, likely headed for ballot

Supporters of an initiative to allow charter schools in Washington state submitted about 350,000 signatures to the Secretary of State this morning, more than enough to qualify for the November ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office reported the news in a tweet. “Voters have clearly shown they want another chance to consider this issue, and we…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: ballot initiatives, Bill Gates, charter schools