Posted inElections

King County voters saying yes to crisis care centers levy in April 2023 special election

54.43% of the votes tal­lied and report­ed out as part of King Coun­ty’s April 2023 Spe­cial Elec­tion Night drop favor King Coun­ty Propo­si­tion 1, the offi­cial name of the cri­sis care cen­ters levy, which has also been the moniker of oth­er levies in years past, includ­ing as recent­ly as last Novem­ber. 45.57% were opposed.

Posted inLegislative Advocacy

Legislature agrees on operating budget for 2023–2025 and sends it to Governor Inslee

ESSB 5187 is the vehi­cle for this year’s oper­at­ing bud­get. Its title is mak­ing 2023–2025 fis­cal bien­ni­um oper­at­ing appro­pri­a­tions. It is prime spon­sored by Sen­a­tor Chris­tine Rolfes (D‑23rd Dis­trict: Kit­sap Penin­su­la), the Chair of the Ways & Means Com­mit­tee, which has bud­get writ­ing respon­si­bil­i­ty in the Senate.

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DONE! Governor Jay Inslee signs into law NPI’s bill to get rid of Tim Eyman’s push polls

The gov­er­nor’s endorse­ment of SB 5082 was the final step in its jour­ney from pro­posed vot­ing jus­tice leg­is­la­tion to ses­sion law. Five years of work by NPI and allies to replace Eyman’s push polls with truth­ful, accu­rate fis­cal infor­ma­tion that is con­tin­u­ous­ly updat­ed for vot­ers has now reached a suc­cess­ful conclusion.

Posted inMedia & Culture

Fox settles with Dominion, averting anxiously awaited trial in landmark defamation case

The pric­etag for spar­ing the wit­ness stand, and escap­ing account­abil­i­ty, came to $787.50 mil­lion. “The truth mat­ters: Lies have con­se­quences,” Dominion’s lawyer Justin Nel­son said out­side the court­room. “Over two years ago, a tor­rent of lies swept Domin­ion and elec­tion offi­cials across Amer­i­ca into an alter­na­tive uni­verse of con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries, caus­ing griev­ous harm to Domin­ion and the country.”

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Ruben Gallego makes Kyrsten Sinema’s support for the filibuster an issue in Arizona’s 2024 contest for United States Senate

Sine­ma has not declared if she is run­ning for reelec­tion, but raised $2.1 mil­lion in the first quar­ter of 2023. She has tapped Repub­li­can sources. A total of $280,000 came from employ­ees of the Black­stone Group, the invest­ment colos­sus, with $196,000 from the Car­lyle Group, which enriched for­mer Pres­i­dent George H.W. Bush.