Posted inElections, Party Politics

Here’s what Jeb Bush’s people have to say in private about Marco Rubio

Now this is enter­tain­ing read­ing. We’re not sure how it hap­pened, but an extreme­ly lengthy, one hun­dred and twelve page pre­sen­ta­tion pre­pared by Jeb Bush’s cam­paign, osten­si­bly for donors and oth­er back­ers, was leaked to U.S. News & World Report. The whole thing has been pub­lished online for any­one to read. Mid­way through the pre­sen­ta­tion are […]

Posted inElections, Healthcare, Policy Topics, Public Planning

Dow Constantine: Join me in supporting Best Starts for Kids (King County Proposition 1)

Edi­tor’s Note: It is our great plea­sure tonight to wel­come King Coun­ty Exec­u­tive Dow Con­stan­tine to NPI’s Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate. In this spe­cial guest post, Exec­u­tive Con­stan­tine explains why it is crit­i­cal that we pass King Coun­ty Propo­si­tion #1, the Best Starts for Kids levy, this Novem­ber. NPI has tak­en a posi­tion enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly sup­port­ing this measure, […]

Posted inElections

Four out of five KIRO talk radio hosts say they’re voting NO on Tim Eyman’s I‑1366

Ear­li­er this week, Bon­neville Inter­­na­­tion­al-owned KIRO 97.3 FM pub­lished a 2015 Elec­tion Guide, in which it asked five of its radio per­son­al­i­ties how they feel about this year’s crop of can­di­dates and bal­lot mea­sures. As part of the sur­vey, hosts John Cur­ley, Tom Tangney, Dori Mon­son, Ron Upshaw, and Jason Rantz were asked how they […]

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Washington’s values need defending: Why Redmond must oppose Tim Eyman’s I‑1366

Editor’s Note: Tonight, North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute Advi­so­ry Coun­cil mem­ber Kath­leen Reynolds and I attend­ed a spe­cial meet­ing of the Red­mond City Coun­cil to urge Red­mond’s sev­en elect­ed law­mak­ers to take a posi­tion oppos­ing Tim Eyman’s I‑1366. The fol­low­ing is a revised and extend­ed copy of my remarks.  Good evening, May­or Machione and mem­bers of the […]

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Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says he won’t run again in 2016

Incum­bent Wash­ing­ton State Super­in­ten­dent of Pub­lic Instruc­tion Randy Dorn announced today that he has decid­ed against run­ning for reelec­tion in 2016, which means we will have an open race for OSPI next year. In a state­ment sent to NPI and oth­er media out­lets, Dorn announced his deci­sion and made it clear he would not be leaving […]

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Flanked by Obama, Joe Biden declares he will not be a candidate for President in 2016

Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden has announced that he will not be a can­di­date for the Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­na­tion for Pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States next year, say­ing that he did not see a path for­ward for a cam­paign after con­sul­ta­tions with his fam­i­ly. Flanked by Pres­i­dent Oba­ma and the Sec­ond Lady, his wife Jill Biden, the […]

Posted inElections, Live Coverage

Liveblogging the 2015 Canadian federal election from the great Pacific Northwest

Good after­noon! Today marks the end of a sev­en­­ty-eight day cam­paign in Cana­da to deter­mine who will gov­ern the Unit­ed States’ most impor­tant neigh­bor for the next few years. We’ve been fol­low­ing the cam­paign from a dis­tance for the last few weeks, and tonight we’ll be shar­ing impres­sions with you as the results come in. This […]

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City of Seattle joins coalition opposing Tim Eyman’s awful I‑1366 with unanimous vote

The broad, diverse, bipar­ti­san coali­tion fight­ing to defeat Tim Eyman’s awful Ini­tia­tive 1366 by Novem­ber 3rd just keeps on get­ting big­ger. Today, the Seat­tle City Coun­cil vot­ed unan­i­mous­ly to put the state’s largest munic­i­pal­i­ty on record as opposed to I‑1366, which would slash $8 bil­lion in sales tax rev­enue over the next six years — […]

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Governor Jay Inslee fires up doorbellers for State Representative Carol Gregory in 30th LD

With bal­lots hav­ing been mailed out to Wash­ing­ton’s more than three and a half mil­lion reg­is­tered vot­ers this past week, today and tomor­row are the first of many GOTV (get out the vote) week­ends for this year’s can­di­dates and cam­paigns. Few races in the state are more fierce­ly con­test­ed than the show­down in the 30th […]

Posted inLegislative Advocacy

New NPI poll finds Washingtonians strongly support a capital gains tax on the wealthy

A clear major­i­ty of Wash­ing­ton vot­ers sup­port tax­ing the cap­i­tal gains of wealthy indi­vid­u­als to help pay for pub­lic schools, col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, accord­ing to a new sur­vey con­duct­ed by Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Polling for NPI. Our recent annu­al research poll found 55% of Wash­ing­to­ni­ans like­ly to vote in the Novem­ber 2015 gen­er­al elec­tion sup­port a cap­i­tal gains tax, with […]

Posted inElections

Ballots mailed for 2015 general election across Washington State

Elec­tions offi­cials across Wash­ing­ton State announced today that bal­lots are in the mail to the vast major­i­ty of the state’s three and half mil­lion reg­is­tered vot­ers, fol­low­ing last mon­th’s dis­tri­b­u­tion of bal­lots to over­seas and mil­i­tary vot­ers. “This elec­tion may not have the siz­zle of the pres­i­­den­­tial-year elec­tion like we’ll have in 2016, but we […]