Posted inOpen Government

Most Washington voters support changing the state Constitution to allow for a year-round Legislature, NPI poll finds

59% of 615 Wash­ing­to­ni­ans who intend to par­tic­i­pate in the com­ing pres­i­den­tial elec­tion this autumn expressed agree­ment with the idea of a year-round Leg­is­la­ture when Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Polling asked them about it for us last month. Only 18% were opposed. 22% said they were not sure. 

Posted inElections

Right wing talk show host Jason Rantz criticizes NPI’s research during segment promoting Dave Reichert’s campaign

The Reichert-aligned KTTH per­son­al­i­ty devot­ed a seg­ment of his Fri­day, June 14th show to crit­i­ciz­ing how NPI has been ana­lyz­ing the 2024 guber­na­to­r­i­al con­test, which is expect­ed to pit Demo­c­ra­t­ic Attor­ney Gen­er­al Bob Fer­gu­son against for­mer Con­gress­man Dave Reichert. 

Posted inPublic Planning

Sound Transit begins pre-revenue testing on Lynnwood Link extension

“We’re less than three months away from the open­ing of the Lyn­nwood exten­sion,” said Sno­homish Coun­ty Exec­u­tive Dave Somers, also a Sound Tran­sit Board Vice Chair. “Each mile­stone brings us that much clos­er to fast, reli­able light rail ser­vice that Sno­homish Coun­ty res­i­dents have been want­i­ng and need­ing for years.” 

Posted inElections

Unsurprisingly, Jim Walsh wants to evade an NPI-championed law that requires fiscal transparency in initiative descriptions

The Chair of the Wash­ing­ton State Repub­li­can Par­ty, joined by the Chair of the Main­stream Repub­li­cans, is ask­ing a judge to order statewide exec­u­tive offi­cials to con­ceal infor­ma­tion about the fis­cal impacts of Ini­tia­tives 2109, 2117, and 2124 from vot­ers, who are legal­ly enti­tled to that infor­ma­tion under a 2022 law NPI helped pass.