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Monthly Archives: February 2024

Voting in Washington’s 2024 presidential primary: Your questions answered

Excerpt: Got questions about the March 12th presidential primary? We've got answers! Read this post to learn about this unique, once-every-four-years event in Washington State politics.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s even year elections bill advances out of Senate State Government Committee

Excerpt: HB 1932 would change an old state law dating back to the 1960s that requires municipalities to hold their regularly scheduled elections in odd-numbered years. It received a "do pass" recommendation on February 20th.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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Bill to end child marriage moves to the floor of the Washington State Senate

Excerpt: House Bill 1455, prime sponsored by State Representative Monica Stonier (D-49th District: Clark County) would require that both parties in a civil marriage must be at least eighteen years of age, putting an end to the abhorrent practice of child marriage.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Legislative Advocacy, Policy Topics, World Commmunity
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Sam Hunt to retire from the Washington State Legislature after many decades of service

Excerpt: “The time has come to let somebody else face the challenge of being a state senator,” Hunt said. “I would like to thank the many legislators with whom I have served, as well as the bright and dedicated staff who enable the Legislature to do its work."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Representative Jacquelin Maycumber launches campaign for Congress in WA-05

Excerpt: Maycumber says her primary focus "will be on ensuring our nation's safety by securing our borders, thereby protecting our economy and communities from the threats of human trafficking and the influx of narcotics like Fentanyl."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator Maria Cantwell widens lead over Republican rival Raul Garcia to sixteen points

Excerpt: 53% of 789 likely 2024 Washington State general election voters said they would support Cantwell if the election for U.S. Senate were being held now. 37% said they would support Garcia, Cantwell's expected Republican general election opponent. Another 10% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Presidential Greatness Project’s 2024 survey finds Lincoln is the best, Trump is the worst

Excerpt: Dive into the official results of the Presidential Greatness Expert Survey conducted by Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Justin S. Vaughn from Coastal Carolina University, and read NPI's founder's ranking of the presidents.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Biden’s 2024 lead over Donald Trump in Washington State rebounds to sixteen points

Excerpt: 54% of 789 likely voters surveyed February 13th-14th, 2024 by Public Policy Polling for the Northwest Progressive Institute said they would vote for Biden if the election were being held today, while 38% said they would vote for Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bob Ferguson overtakes Dave Reichert in NPI’s first gubernatorial poll of 2024

Excerpt: The Democratic frontrunner, currently serving as the state's Attorney General, now has a four lead over his expected Republican rival instead of the two point deficit that NPI's November 2023 survey found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit’s East Link gets an opening date: 2 Line service to begin on April 27th

Excerpt: The debut of light rail in NPI's hometown is a huge milestone and one we've been eagerly awaiting since this organization's early years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Policy Topics, Public Planning
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Mid-Atlantic momentum: Democrats win big in a pair of February 13th special elections

Excerpt: The victories were built with a swing of suburban votes, in Long Island’s Nassau County and in the Philadelphia suburb of Bucks County.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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VICTORY! Washington House backs language access bill to make elections more inclusive

Excerpt: House Bill 2023 is one step closer to becoming law after receiving a strong affirmative bipartisan vote prior to cutoff.
Written by:Subhadra Vadlamannati
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Raise the Wage Renton celebrates likely passage of Initiative Measure No. 23–02

Excerpt: In initial election night returns, 57.50% of voters in Renton, Washington are saying yes to Initiative Measure No. 23-02, which qualified for the ballot back in November and concerns establishing labor standards for the city's employers.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Allowing localities to switch their elections to even years is far from a “premature” idea

Excerpt: Read NPI's rebuttal to an editorial in The Herald of Everett that argued that lawmakers should not pass NPI's legislation to give localities the freedom to choose their own election timing.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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