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Topic: Gov. Jay Inlsee

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February 3, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Executive orders, body cams and a sweep of amendments: things Republicans said today

Four weeks into the legislative session, bills are seeing floor action and discussions of big-ticket issues like Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon cap-and-trade policy are being hashed out in more detail. Here’s what Republicans had to say at a Tuesday media availability on some key topics: 1. Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy said Inslee isn’t coercing Republicans into…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: body cameras, cap and trade, Gov. Jay Inlsee

June 12, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Could the state pay its bills if there is a government shutdown?

UPDATE 5:00 P.M. | Adds information on memo from governor The prospect of a government shutdown has spurred many state agencies to start building a case for why they should remain open — including state treasurer’s office. This may be more important than you think, considering the treasurer’s office writes all the checks for the state. It…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Gov. Jay Inlsee, government shutdown, state budget

January 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Monday politics: Nate Silver and Seahawks; inaugurations ahead; gun plan coming

Good morning. Nate Silver, 50 states and the Hawks: Nate Silver, The New York Times wonder-math-nerd  who predicted the 2012 presidential election outcome in all 50 states, had what turned out to be an unfortunate prediction for Sunday’s football game. He said the Seahawks would win, but, oops, that did not come to pass.  His…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Gov. Chris Gregoire, Gov. Jay Inlsee, gun politics