NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Monthly Archives: March 2020

Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 23rd-27th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes consisted of House and Senate passage of the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H.R. 748.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Another loss for Tim Eyman: Judge rules injunction against I‑976 shall remain in place

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter turned Republican gubernatorial candidate has suffered another defeat in court as the legal battle against his anti-transit initiative continues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Litigation, Public Planning
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Governor Jay Inslee rebuffs SOS Kim Wyman, won’t cancel April 2020 special election

Excerpt: Fire and school districts that had planned to go to the ballot next month will still be able to, Governor Jay Inslee has decided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Jay Inslee signs comprehensive sexual health education legislation into law

Excerpt: One of the Northwest Progressive Institute's major priorities for the 2020 legislative session has been approved by Washington State's chief executive,
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Elections
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U.S. Senate unanimously adopts gargantuan $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package

Excerpt: The legislation now goes to the United States House of Representatives for further consideration. It is backed by Donald Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, National Defense
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COVID-19 Update: Idaho Governor Brad Little issues “stay at home” order for Gem Staters

Excerpt: Idaho's Republican governor has has come under fierce and withering fire in recent days for an inadequate response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now he's scrambling to respond.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governors Jay Inslee and Kate Brown issue stay-at-home orders

Excerpt: Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown today issued so-called "stay at home" orders that build on their earlier orders prohibiting large public gatherings, closing schools, and closing restaurants and bars.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Final numbers are in for Washington’s 2020 presidential primary: Turnout sets new record

Excerpt: Almost half of Washington State's registered voters participated in its 2020 presidential primary, the first to be used by both major political parties.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 16th-20th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate approval of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the rejection of several amendments to the Act.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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COVID-19 fallout: Metro abandons August levy proposal; transit agencies reduce service

Excerpt: Metro's March 2020 service restructure will go ahead, amidst short-term cuts to service due to COVID-19 and the economic calamity the pandemic has brought about.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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COVID-19 Update: Governor Jay Inslee holds off on “shelter in place” order… for now

Excerpt: The governors of Washington and Oregon are weighing whether to issue stay-at-home/"shelter-in-place" orders. Pressure on them to do so is mounting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kim Wyman wants to cancel the April special election; NPI’s Gael Tarleton says postpone it

Excerpt: Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, the state's top elections official, has concluded that it would be better if the April special election were not held due to the rapidly worsening coronavirus pandemic.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib to serve out term, leave politics, and join the Jesuits

Excerpt: One of Washington State's most prominent elected officials has decided to exchange public life for religious life.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Elizabeth Warren proposes conditions for bailouts of big firms due to COVID-19 impacts

Excerpt: The senior United States Senator from Massachusetts says it would be irresponsible to offer federal aid with no conditions, as Congress unwisely did twelve years ago.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, World Commmunity
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