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July 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM

McKenna wants to ‘clarify’ stance on health-care law

More than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the heart of President Obama’s health-care law, Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna is trying to clarify just where he stands on the law going forward. In a Seattle news conference just after the ruling, McKenna said he opposed congressional efforts to repeal the law – comments…

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Comments | More in Governor, homepage | Topics: health care, individual mandate, Randy Pepple

July 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

McKenna handlers block The Stranger reporter from press conference – at first

David “Goldy” Goldstein, a writer for “The Stranger,”  went to Rob McKenna’s  press conference last week about the U.S. Supreme Court’s health-care ruling, only to be refused admittance by McKenna’s staff before the event began. In a blog post about the incident last week, The Stranger said McKenna spokesman Dan Sytman told Goldstein that he wasn’t…

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Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest | Topics: attorney general's office, Dan Sytman, David "Goldy" Goldstein

June 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Inslee opines about the U. S. Supreme Court’s vote

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee jumped into the discussion about the U. S. Supreme Court’s vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Here are his comments: “Today, in a majority ruling by Justices appointed by Presidents of both parties, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. What this means for Washingtonians is that insurance companies can…

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Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Former Congressman Jay Inslee, health care

June 28, 2012 at 9:13 AM

McKenna ‘disappointed’ in ruling, but says ‘thoughtful debate’ benefits country

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna addressed the press from his office in Seattle. ((Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times) Attorney General Rob McKenna, who had joined the 26-state health-care lawsuit, issued a low-key statement Thursday saying he was “disappointed” in the Supreme Court decision to uphold the law. But McKenna said he believes…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: health care, Rob McKenna, Supreme Court