NPI's Cascadia Advocate

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

Daily Archives: March 1st, 2022

Washington State Senate passes two critically important gun safety bills in evening session

Excerpt: A pair of extremely important, much needed gun safety bills previously approved by the House of Representatives each received constitutional majorities in the Washington State Senate on March 1st, 2022 and are one step closer to becoming laws.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Legislative Advocacy, Policy Topics, Public Planning
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President Biden praises Ukraine, offers unity agenda in 2022 State of the Union address

Excerpt: Biden's overarching message was that opportunities accompany crises. As he said, there are opportunities for progress, and we should be working together to realize those opportunities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Party Politics, Public Service
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Quinn plaintiffs obtain ruling striking down Washington’s capital gains tax on the wealthy

Excerpt: A Douglas County Superior Court judge has ruled that ESSB 5096 isn't constitutional. That decision will be appealed to the Washington State Supreme Court. In the meantime, some on the right wing are clamoring for an initiative to overturn Washington's new state capital gains tax in the court of public opinion... but NPI's polling suggests voters wouldn't be receptive.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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