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Monthly Archives: December 2014

LIVE from Bellevue: Governor Inslee unveils plan for investing in Washington’s schools

Excerpt: Good evening from New­port High School in Belle­vue, Wash­ing­ton. I’m here with sev­er­al dozen oth­er activists, reporters, and cit­i­zens to par­tic­i­pate in a town hall on edu­ca­tion with Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee and his staff. The gov­er­nor is using the event to unveil his plan to strength­en Wash­ing­ton’s schools, which his office is call­ing the most […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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Help us give Geov Parrish a hand up

Excerpt: As some­one who’s been involved in pro­gres­sive pol­i­tics for almost half a life­time, I have great admi­ra­tion and appre­ci­a­tion for peo­ple who have ded­i­cat­ed their lives to activism and orga­niz­ing. Most of us in the pro­gres­sive move­ment are part-time activists; we choose to be involved because we care, but our oblig­a­tions to work/school and fam­i­ly […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Senate passes $1.1 trillion, giveaway-stuffed “cromnibus” bill in late night vote

Excerpt: Ear­li­er this evening, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, the Unit­ed States Sen­ate passed the mas­sive appro­pri­a­tions bill that has become known as the CRom­nibus, send­ing the leg­is­la­tion to Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma, who is pre­pared to sign it with­out delay. The final vote was fifty-six to forty; four sen­a­tors did not vote. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy
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U.S. House passes massive appropriations bill laden with gifts for Wall Street and K Street

Excerpt: A short time ago, the Unit­ed States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives nar­row­ly vot­ed to pass a mam­moth-sized, Repub­li­can-engi­neered appro­pri­a­tions bill loaded with good­ies and gifts for Wall Street and K Street. Nick­named the CRomin­bus (con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion + omnibus appro­pri­a­tions bill), it would keep most of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment open till Sep­tem­ber, but at an unac­cept­ably high […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy
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King County Council unanimously backs Carol Gregory for 30th District House vacancy

Excerpt: After speak­ing with all three of the can­di­dates nom­i­nat­ed last week by the Wash­ing­ton State Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty to suc­ceed the late Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Roger Free­man, the King Coun­ty Coun­cil this after­noon unan­i­mous­ly vot­ed to back Car­ol Gre­go­ry (the par­ty’s first choice) to fill the vacan­cy in the 30th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict. Because the 30th is a joint […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Party Politics, Public Service
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LIVE from Federal Way: 30th District Democratic nominating caucus underway

Excerpt: Good evening from Fed­er­al Way. I’m here at the head­quar­ters of the Wash­ing­ton Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion, where the Demo­c­ra­t­ic precinct com­mit­tee offi­cers of the 30th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict are gath­ered to draw up a list of can­di­dates to suc­ceed the late Roger Free­man. First elect­ed to the Wash­ing­ton State House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in 2012, Free­man was in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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