WASHINGTON — President Obama hasn’t signed it into law yet. But that didn’t stop U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer Tuesday from trying to strip a controversial provision inserted into the 2015 federal spending bill allowing wealthy donors to give vastly larger sums to national political parties. Kilmer, a freshman Democrat from Gig Harbor, jumped on the widespread outrage over new campaign…More
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An initiative seeking to limit big money in national politics probably will not receive enough signatures to make the November ballot, backers say. Initiative 1329 would put Washington State on the record in favor of a constitutional amendment making it clear “corporations are not persons” and “money is not speech.” The measure is a
OLYMPIA — Democrats used a state Senate committee hearing Tuesday to vent about how increasing political spending by corporations poses “a threat to our democracy.” State Sen. Adam Kline and state Rep. Jamie Pedersen, both from Seattle, urged the Senate Government Operations Committee to adopt a measure to show support for an amendment to the United States…More
TAMPA, Fla. — Washington state’s delegation at the Republican National Convention starts off each day at their waterfront hotel with a 9 a.m. breakfast featuring a guest speaker. On Monday, they heard from David Bossie, the president of the conservative group Citizens United — which famously won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2010 that said…More