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Daily Archives: November 7th, 2013

Steve Kasner is closing in on Kevin Wallace in Bellevue: Is victory possible?

Excerpt: While there has been plenty of media coverage surrounding SeaTac Proposition #1 (the Good Jobs initiative) and the contest between Kshama Sawant and Richard Conlin for Seattle City Council, there’s another very close race of significance that hasn’t received as much attention: Bellevue City Council Position 4. The contest pits Democrat Steve Kasner, an activist, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It’s official: Percentage-wise, Initiative 517 is Tim Eyman’s biggest-ever defeat

Excerpt: While we won’t have final numbers until the 2013 general election is certified in a few weeks, we can say that as of today, Initiative 517 ranks as Tim Eyman’s biggest-ever defeat, percentage-wise. The vote against 517 statewide continues to climb, propelled by an incredibly strong no vote in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, which […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Nathan Schlicher concedes to Jan Angel in the 26th LD following latest ballot tally

Excerpt: After updated returns from Pierce and Kitsap counties showed Republican Jan Angel continuing to gain ground for the second straight day in the fiercely-contested contest for State Senate in the 26th LD, Nathan Schlicher’s campaign announced that Schlicher had called Angel earlier this evening to concede. “I’m proud of our team, but I think it’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thurston County joins the Yes on I-522 camp as margin of defeat narrows again

Excerpt: Those of us who enthusiastically supported Initiative 522 (to label genetically modified foods) have some good news to cheer tonight: Thurston County has switched sides and joined the Yes camp as of the latest tally, bringing the total number of counties in favor of I-522 to five. Meanwhile, the Yes vote statewide climbed to 47.05%, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Senate passes ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, in historic vote

Excerpt: It took longer than it should have, but today, the United States Senate made history by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which outlaws discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation. The vote was sixty-four to thirty-two, with four senators not voting. As is increasingly the case, Republicans supplied every single one of the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Ending the anti-tax mantra: Boeing and the Association of Washington Business support raising taxes to help themselves

Excerpt: As the Washington State legislature enters its seventh special session in three years, disrupting fall plans, meetings, and speaking appearances for the members of both state houses, the session called by Governor Inslee deserves notice for where key players in statewide budget and revenue fights are lining up–mainly that Boeing and the Association of Washington Business have come out in support […]
Written by:Patrick
Categories:Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy
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