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September 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Scott Walker event will be open to reporters after all

A Seattle event featuring Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be open to reporters after all, organizers informed The Seattle Times over the weekend. A spokeswoman for the Washington Policy Center said “things have changed” and the conservative think tank’s annual dinner Thursday will allow in the media. The spokeswoman, Lisa Shin, had previously said that Walker…

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Comments | More in Local government | Topics: Lisa Shin, Scott Walker, Washington Policy Center

August 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s speech in Seattle to exclude reporters

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be in Seattle next week for a campaign event that reporters will not be allowed to attend, according to his staff. About 2,000 people are expected to see the Republican governor and prominent Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson headline a Washington Policy Center dinner next Thursday. Both speakers have asked that journalists…

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Comments | More in Federal government, State government | Topics: 2016 presidential election, Ben Carson, closed press

February 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Senate Republicans seek to repeal Seattle’s new sick leave law

OLYMPIA — State Senate Republicans, who have already proposed repealing the state’s never-implemented family-leave requirement, are now targeting Seattle’s sick-leave law. The law, which took effect in September, requires businesses with at least five employees operating in Seattle to provide paid sick leave to workers. Seattle is one of three major cities in the United States to have the…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: John Braun, Karen Keiser, Nick Licata

August 28, 2012 at 1:14 PM

GOP governors association leader compares Rob McKenna to Scott Walker

TAMPA — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna has taken pains to distance himself from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his battles with public employee unions. But the head of the Republican Governors Association told Washington’s delegates to the Republican National Convention that McKenna would be a leader similar to Walker. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of…

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Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest | Topics: convention, Gov. Bob McDonnell, Republican National Convention