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Washington State Legislature adjourns 2016 session Sine Die; special session needed

Not long ago, the Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture adjourned its 2016 reg­u­lar ses­sion Sine Die, fol­low­ing the adop­tion of HCR 4417 by the House and Sen­ate. Though the reg­u­lar ses­sion is now offi­cial­ly over, law­mak­ers can­not head home just yet, as their work is unfin­ished (sur­prise, sur­prise). Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee plans to call a spe­cial session […]

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NPI to honor Representative Jim McDermott at 2016 Spring Fundraising Gala on April 1st

Three weeks from tomor­row evening, on Fri­day, April 1st, 2016, NPI will be hold­ing its eighth Spring Fundrais­ing Gala at the Mer­cer Island Com­mu­ni­ty & Event Cen­ter. As in years past, we’ve been work­ing hard to put togeth­er a strong speak­ing pro­gram for the event. We’ve pre­vi­ous­ly announced that our keynote speak­er for this year […]

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Senate concurs with House’s amendments to charters bailout, sending it to Governor Inslee

By a vote of twen­­ty-six to twen­­ty-three, the Wash­ing­ton State Sen­ate has con­curred in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tive’s amend­ments to E2SSB 6194, Steve Lit­zow’s bill to bail out char­ter schools, which were declared uncon­sti­tu­tion­al by the Wash­ing­ton State Supreme Court in League of Women Vot­ers last autumn. The vote was most­ly along par­ty lines, though […]