The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


WA In the News 3


Washington Gubernatorial Headlines


VIDEO: Inslee calls Boeing work outside state a ‘disaster’ and a ‘big risk’ (KATU, 11/28/13)
Eyman: I-517 is his worst defeat ever (Seattle P-I, 11/27/13)
Obama campaigners boost gun safety initiative in Wash. (Seattle P-I, 11/26/13)
McCoy is Democrats’ top pick for Senate seat (The Petri Dish, 11/26/13)
10 big challenges await Mayor Murray (Crosscut, 11/26/13)
COMMENTARY: In a highly partisan world, nonpartisan information is vital (The News Tribune, 11/26/13)
SeaTac $15 wage win tempered by recount, legal hurdles (Crosscut, 11/26/13)
Majority coalition rankled when Dems complain about staff shakeup, name names — a chilly wind in Senate (Washington State Wire, 11/26/13)
In defense of Rob McKenna: Don’t put coal in his stocking (Seattle P-I, 11/25/13)
Building 777X outside Washington? It would be illogical, analyst says (Puget Sound Business Journal, 11/25/13)
Eyman’s I-517 may have lost him key support in future (Everett Herald, 11/24/13)
Thousands of calls to state health exchange go unanswered (Seattle Times, 11/24/13)
Lawmaker calls for study of public records law reforms (Everett Herald, 11/24/13)
WA Senate Democrats say conservative majority has fired top nonpartisan staff (The News Tribune, 11/22/13)
Dueling gun initiatives likely to make 2014 ballot in Washington (Washington Post, 11/22/13)
Transportation deal: Are we there yet? (Crosscut, 11/22/13)
Why did the Senate Majority Coalition fire two top staffers? (Crosscut, 11/22/13)
Opponents of gun background checks submit signatures for initiative (Politics Northwest, 11/21/13)
On behalf of North Dakota and Montana, McKenna calls Washington coal study unconstitutional (Politics Northwest, 11/21/13)
State officials from Coal Country tell Washington regulators to watch their step on coal-port permits (Washington State Wire, 11/21/13)
Gov Jay Inslee wants healthful food and drinks for state employees (The Olympian, 11/21/13)
Gun-rights groups deliver 340,000 initiative signatures (Everett Herald, 11/21/13)
More changes for Seattle delegation as Sharon Nelson takes Senate post (Crosscut, 11/21/13)
New poll: Tepid support for transportation package, most oppose Boeing union vote (PubliCola, 11/20/13)
GMO-labeling advocates say they’ll try again in 2015 in Washington state (The Columbian, 11/20/13)
AG says more campaign money hidden in I-522 fight (AP, 11/20/13)
State GOP chair Susan Hutchison cites ‘war on women’ in pay-raise spat (Politics Northwest, 11/20/13)
Alabama officials woo Boeing aircraft plant (AP, 11/20/13)
State revenue forecast remains steady (AP, 11/20/13)
Washington’s political chess master, Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Crosscut, 11/20/13)
Poll: Most voters wish Machinists had accepted Boeing offer (Politics Northwest, 11/20/13)
Sharon Nelson is Senate Democratic leader (Seattle PI, 11/20/13)
Election over — but not money laundering case (Seattle PI, 11/20/13)
Gun owner effort touts signatures (The Olympian, 11/20/13)
Kshama Sawant’s brash style catapulted her to victory: Will it also be her demise? (The Stranger, 11/20/13)
Sharon Nelson elected to lead Democrats (The Olympian, 11/20/13)
GMA: Contributions reported in food-label fight (AP, 11/20/13)
AUDIO: State secret: Why you can’t see Boeing’s tax bill (NW News Network, 11/19/13)
Union workers rally in support of Boeing machinists (Crosscut, 11/19/13)
States salivating for Boeing 777X feast (Seattle Times, 11/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Does Sawant’s win signal an end to our gilded age? (Crosscut, 11/19/13)
Thousands weigh in on plan for coal terminal in Longview (AP, 11/18/13)
Olympia’s whacked out transportation priorities (Sightline Daily, 11/18/13)
777X still makes sense in Everett, analysts say (Everett Herald, 11/18/13)
Analyst: Boeing production in Washington will diminish after 2021 (Puget Sound Business Journal, 11/18/13)
Recount potential looms over $15 wage initiative (AP, 11/17/13)
Report details health reform’s reception in Washington (Spokesman-Review, 11/15/13)
Angry Machinists could seek leaders’ ouster (Everett Herald, 11/15/13)
Good-bye, Boeing? (Crosscut, 11/15/13)
Northwest Boeing machinists reject contract (LA Times, 11/13/13)
Future uncertain: Boeing union rejects contract changes (Crosscut, 11/13/13)
Gov. Inslee vows to continue to compete for 777X (NW News Network, 11/13/13)
Benton threatens lawsuit against outspoken critic (The Columbian, 11/13/13)
Washington state is making health exchange work (LA Times, 11/12/13)
Bishops: Coal ports must get ‘exhaustive, independent review’ (Seattle PI, 11/11/13)
Boeing incentives signed; Washington lawmakers turn to roads (NW News Network, 11/11/13)
Wash. lawmakers move swiftly to extend Boeing tax breaks (AP, 11/9/13)
Crucial Machinist contract vote likely to be close (Seattle Times, 11/9/13)
Olympia’s Boein unity is shattering (Crosscut, 11/9/13)
Washington state lawmakers pass tax breaks, aiming to win Boeing work (Reuters, 11/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Machinists’ anguish something the middle class understands (Seattle Times, 11/9/13)
State Sen. Nick Harper, seen as rising star, abruptly resigns (Politics Northwest, 11/9/13)
State lawmakers pass Boeing 777X tax incentives (Everett Herald, 11/9/13)
Legislature approves billions in tax breaks for Boeing (AP, 11/9/13)
Inslee on Boeing offer to union: ‘Need a calm dispassionate view’ (Politics Northwest, 11/8/13)
Wash. House committee OKs Boeing tax breaks (KATU, 11/8/13)
Legislature takes first step on Boeing tax incentives (Politics Northwest, 11/8/13)
AUDIO: Washington Legislature plows ahead with Boeing 777X tax breaks (NW News Network, 11/8/13)
Boeing warns it could build 777X outside Washington State (Wall Street Journal, 11/8/13)
Inslee not giving up on transportation package (AP, 11/8/13)
Lawmakers climb aboard 777X, Machinists seethe (Everett Herald, 11/8/13)
VIDEO: Lawmakers in Olympia watching Boeing negotiations (KING5, 11/8/13)
Inslee: ‘We’re all in the same Boeing plane and need to land it’ (Everett Herald, 11/8/13)
What’s the rush, some ask about Boeing’s demands (The Olympian, 11/7/13)
Special session opens with talk of tax break extension (The Petri Dish, 11/7/13)
Machinists union leader: Boeing offer ‘a piece of crap’ (Seattle Times, 11/7/13)
Boeing: If 777X vote fails, will pursue other locations (KING5, 11/7/13)
McGinn concedes, says he moved Seattle leftward (Crosscut, 11/7/13)
Boeing’s past actions weigh on tax break debate (AP, 11/7/13)
Washington state measure on labeling GMO foods defeated (KATU, 11/6/13)
VIDEO: Inslee talks 777X on eve of special session (KING5, 11/6/13)
A familiar result in Seattle, as voters oust mayor for the third time in 12 years (New York Times, 11/6/13)
A special legislative session just for Boeing (Everett Herald, 11/6/13)
Details: Boeing’s 777X offer to Machinists (Everett Herald, 11/6/13)
Washington governor calls special session for Boeing 777X package (LA Times, 11/5/13)
Voters reject Eyman’s ‘initiative on initiatives’ (AP, 11/5/13)
Voters: Eyman’s involvement had some impact on I-517 vote (KING5, 11/5/13)
Election 2013: Murray headed to mayor’s office, GMO labeling behind, change in Seattle council system (Crosscut, 11/5/13)
Can we believe the polling on Murray vs. McGinn? (Crosscut, 11/4/13)
Northwest governors face legislative roadblocks on climate agreement (JPR, 11/4/13)
Washington’s local elections have national implications (AP, 11/3/13)
Washington state fight over GMO labeling is expensive and polarizing (Washington Post, 11/1/13)


Would-be pot producers run into obstacles in Washington state (LA Times, 10/31/13)
Seattle Times-McGinn Twitter fight breathes life into mayor’s race (Crosscut, 10/30/13)
Outsiders taking initiative on food labeling in Washington state (LA Times, 10/30/13)
Seattle politics: The making of a fed-up voter (Crosscut, 10/28/13)
Washington’s GMO vote will be scrutinized nationally (The Columbian, 10/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Dissecting John Kitzhaber’s commitment to the Columbia River Crossing (The Oregonian, 10/18/13)
State AG says food group to disclose I-522 donors (AP, 10/18/13)
How the big money ended up opposing coal ports (Crosscut, 10/18/13)
McMorris Rodgers looks back at shutdown (Spokesman-Review, 10/18/13)
State high court rules governor has executive privilege, with caveats (AP, 10/17/13)
Liquor board adopts rules for Washington’s marijuana market (Seattle P-I, 10/16/13)
State attorney general sues food industry group over I-522 (KOMO, 10/16/13)
AG Ferguson: Grocery manufacturers hiding millions in food-labeling campaign (Seattle P-I, 10/16/13)
CRC: Washington governor content to let Oregon take the lead (AP, 10/16/13)
Lax oversight helped embezzler steal, state Democratic records show (Seattle Times, 10/15/13)
Spin control: State’s initiative system doesn’t need change (Spokesman-Review, 10/13/13)
Misfire: The NRA’s poorly aimed marketing campaign (Crosscut, 10/11/13)
Inslee responds to Rivers’ criticisms of Oregon-led Columbia River Crossing plan (Political Beat, 10/9/13)
Enthusiastic anti-tax speaker at transportation forum is activist who works for Benton at the county (Political Beat, 10/9/13)
AUDIO: Washington’s GMO labeling initiative fires up global food industry (NWPR, 10/4/13)
Dull and duller: McGinn vs. Murray (Crosscut, 10/4/13)
Judge tosses lawsuit, fines plaintiffs who accused No on I-522 campaign of violations (Politics Northwest, 10/4/13)
Corporate laundering suit over food-labeling initiative dismissed — for now (Seattle P-I, 10/4/13)
Inslee pushes tax break to win Boeing 777X project (Crosscut, 10/2/13)
Is coal port money fueling Republicans’ campaigns? (Seattle P-I, 10/2/13)
Colorado, Washington governors urge solution on marijuana shop banking (Denver Post, 10/2/13)
Gov. Jay Inslee plans trip to China (Politics Northwest, 10/2/13)
The 411 on 522 (Crosscut, 10/2/13)
Health website experiencing opening-day troubles (Spokesman-Review, 10/1/13)
Washington’s health exchange website gets pulled (Puget Sound Business Journal, 10/1/13)
Opponents of state GMO-labeling get $5M boost (AP, 10/1/13)
Will 777X land here? An exec’s long pause (Everett Herald, 10/1/13)
Lawmaker wants Inslee to outline for $4.2 billion water project (Politics Northwest, 10/1/13)


AUDIO: Despite DC ‘shenanigans,’ Washington to launch health exchange (KPLU, 9/30/13)
Anti-CRC legislators talk protests, lawsuits over Oregon-led bridge and light rail project (Political Beat, 9/30/13)
Impact of federal shutdown on Washington (AP, 9/30/13)
State tries to simplify Medicaid (Spokesman-Review, 9/29/13)
Longtime foes unite over water plan for Eastern Washington (Seattle Times, 9/28/13)
Legislators are  hearing it from public on transportation (Crosscut, 9/27/13)
Inslee: Projects rely on gas tax hike (Everett Herald, 9/13/13)
Federal permission slip leads to one change in Washington marijuana rules (The Olympian, 9/13/13)
Are transportation projects twice as expensive in Washington state? Maybe. (The Columbian, 9/12/13)
Report: Gov. Inslee giving double-digit pay hikes to some new agency directors (The Olympian, 9/11/13)
Inslee unveils ‘Results Washington’ reform plan that leaves room for public input (The Olympian, 9/11/13)
Gov. Inslee kicking off his ‘Results Washington’ initiative Tuesday to promote Lean In agencies (The Olympian, 9/9/13)
Let banks serve marijuana industry, Inslee, AG Ferguson tell US Senate (The Olympian, 9/9/13)
Feds to write separate review for Wash. coal dock (AP, 9/6/13)


Washington State governor plan Chinese mission (China Daily, 8/30/13)
Schools? Legislators trying to get their story straight (Crosscut, 8/22/13)
Coal port faces huge obstacle in Lummi opposition (Crosscut, 8/19/13)
Pam Roach for state GOP chair? (Politics Northwest, 8/19/13)
COMMENTARY: State GOP eyes 2016 as it elects a new leader (Everett Herald, 8/15/13)
Gov. Inslee already raising campaign bucks (Seattle P-I, 8/15/13)
Message to gridlocked politicians: Get us out of transportation gridlock (Seattle P-I, 8/13/13)
The high cost of initiative campaigns (Everett Herald, 8/11/13)
Millions already flowing in battle over food labeling (Everett Herald, 8/11/13)
State senators to use forums to devise road funding, reforms (Everett Herald, 8/9/13)
Senate takes to the road with transportation-reform plan — will be central issue next session (Washington State Wire, 8/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Lawmakers may take new stab at roads budget (Everett Herald, 8/8/13)
GOP Sen. Parlette complains new health exchange offerings not plentiful enough (The Olympian, 8/8/13)
Reichert again considering run for statewide office (Politics Northwest, 8/8/13)
Senate majority ready to talk about transportation funding package (The Petri Dish, 8/8/13)
Lawmakers may take new stab at roads budget (Everett Herald, 8/8/13)
Road trip anyone? Talk revives for a transpo package, Columbia River bridge project (The Olympian, 8/8/13)
Elections officials say Tuesday primary’s low-low turnout is product of ‘off-off year’ (The Olympian, 8/7/13)
EDITORIAL: Where’s the ‘Working Washington’ Inslee promised? (The Daily News, 8/7/13)
I-5 Columbia River bridge plan not dead yet (AP, 8/7/13)
Election results: Murray, McGinn take early leads in Seattle mayor’s race (Crosscut, 8/6/13)
Lawmakers say they’re not delaying schools dollars (The Olympian, 8/6/13)
Primary prognostications (Crosscut, 8/6/13)
ElectionNerd: Summing up the odds a day before Election Day (PubliCola, 8/5/13)
Dem, GOP lawmakers say full K-12 funding upgrade must be done by 2017-18 year (The Olympian, 8/5/13)
Regional lawmakers call for ‘safe, respectful’ meetings on coal terminals (The Daily News, 8/5/13)
House Speaker Frank Chopp flexes muscle on historic PacMed Center (Seattle Times, 8/4/13)
Seattle mayor’s race: Can McGinn survive primary? (Seattle Times, 8/3/13)
Legislature wonders if Supreme Court will accept its homework assignment (Crosscut, 8/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Republicans’ war on the environment: Time to counterattack (Seattle P-I, 8/2/13)
Fed-up state officials may cite Hanford for miscues on radioactive leaks (Crosscut, 8/1/13)
Vancouver oil train protesters: Don’t let Northwest become the next Keystone (Crosscut, 8/1/13)
Obamacare: What it will cost here (Seattle Times, 8/1/13)

JULY 2013

OPINION: The GOP needs McKenna (Everett Herald, 7/31/13)
‘Nonpartisan’ Susan Hutchison considers run for state GOP chair (Politics Northwest, 7/30/13)
CRC’s collapse leaves behind shock and awe (The Columbian, 7/28/13)
Latest out-of-state Boeing move has Washington lawmakers sounding alarm – -upcoming airliner announcement could be biggie (Washington State Wire, 7/28/13)
VIDEO: Governor calls Benton, Rivers a brick wall to economic progress and CFC (The Columbian, 7/26/13)
State gets good news on credit ratings (The Olympian, 7/25/13)
How to satiate Washington’s $11 billion biotech industry (Crosscut, 7/25/13)
State representatives tout coal exports at Vancouver event (The Columbian, 7/25/13)
Gov. Inslee to talk CRC during visit (The Columbian, 7/24/13)
DEA raiding marijuana dispensaries in Puget Sound region (KOMO, 7/24/13)
Initiative filed to name Skagit River bridge that collapsed after Tim Eyman (Politics Northwest, 7/24/13)
Inslee tours South Lake Union: This is ‘world class’ (Puget Sound Business Journal, 7/23/13)
Ethics panel in Olympia examining free lobbyist meals (AP, 7/23/13)
Outlook on state credit rating gets upgrade to ‘stable’ from ‘negative’ (The Olympian, 7/22/13)
State ethics probe may revamp rules on gifts to lawmakers (Seattle Times, 7/22/13)
State receives a menu of climate change options (Crosscut, 7/18/13)
Meaningless tax votes, tax breaks for the well-off, vague tax agendas (The News Tribune, 7/17/13)
Update: AG – Five tax measures qualify for advisory votes in November (The Olympian, 7/16/13)
Gov. Inslee’s promised ‘Lean’ push gets preview; details due in August as Results Washington (The Olympian, 7/16/13)
Poll: Contentious legislative session drags down Inslee approval ratings (Politics Northwest, 7/16/13)
Update – AG: Five tax measures qualify for advisory votes on November ballots (The Olympian, 7/16/13)
Action for Washington aims to make GOP cool again – centrist youth organization has roots in party’s late-’60s glory days (Washington State Wire, 7/13/13)
Washington state’s gay marriage journey offers lessons for Minnesota (Star Tribune, 7/13/13)
Washington, Minnesota marriage forces move to next causes (Star Tribune, 7/13/13)
State issues new version of pot rules (the Stranger, 7/10/13)
Inside politics: In the wake of Rodney Tom’s revolution (Crosscut, 7/9/13)
Legislative tax-loophole addicts fall off the wagon, again (The News Tribune, 7/9/13)
Aerospace industry wins and loses in Olympia (Everett Herald, 7/7/13)
Money aside, Legislature missed on key schools issue (The News Tribune, 7/7/13)
Session’s partisan stalemate may portend future gridlock (Seattle Times, 7/6/13)
Columbia River Crossing spends $175M, most on consultants, with nothing to show (The Oregonian, 7/4/13)
Inslee calls for rule change on hospital deals (The Columbian, 7/4/13)
Washington officials approve draft pot industry rules (AP, 7/3/13)
Inslee misses some top priorities in first session (AP, 7/3/13)
A comic con: Washington Legislature 2013 (Crosscut, 7/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Olympia’s new clothes (the Stranger, 7/3/13)
Catholic hospital mergers spur Inslee to order rules update (Puget Sound Business Journal, 7/2/13)
Switch hitter: Rodney Tom bats .250 in 2013 session (Crosscut, 7/2/13)
What killed the Columbia River Crossing? A razor-thin Senate election last November (The Oregonian, 7/2/13)
A bruised and battered Legislature: Let’s shake on that (Crosscut, 7/2/13)
How Rodney Tom’s switch let mutual obstruction reign (Crosscut, 7/1/13)
Legislature tracker: How did lawmakers do on some of the state’s biggest needs? (Crosscut, 7/1/13)
Legislature passes budget, not much else (The Olympian, 7/1/13)
Officials adjust focus to a future bridge replacement (The Columbian, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Gov. Inslee signs operating budget that ensures govt can operate Monday (The Olympian, 6/30/13)
Gov Inslee signs $33.6B state budget (AP, 6/30/13)
Columbia River Crossing implosion invites lessons, closure and new plans (The Oregonian, 6/30/13)
A transportation bill? Let the capitol tug-of-war begin! (Crosscut, 6/29/13)
Legislature adjourns without passing transportation package (Crosscut, 6/29/13)

Washington transportation package hits roadblock (Seattle Times, 6/29/13)
On tax exemptions, House D’s prove no match for beekeepers. Or oil refineries (Crosscut, 6/29/13)
The budget deal by the numbers (PubliCola, 6/28/13)
Senate panel approves measure granting 17 tax breaks — war on ‘loopholes’ falls flat (Washington State Wire, 6/28/13)
Friday (budget) jolt: Republicans add last minute tax breaks (PubliCola, 6/28/13)
Two jolts: A budget deal and House Democrats set to pass $10B transportation package (PubliCola, 6/27/13)
Inslee: Lawmakers have a budget deal (Crosscut, 6/27/13)
Transportation tax approved by House in second vote (The Olympian, 6/27/13)
With deal in hand, lawmakers expected to vote Friday (The Olympian, 6/27/13)
$33.6B budget gets tentative OK; gives $1B boost to schools (Seattle Times, 6/27/13)
Updated: Senate in no hurry to pass House transportation package (Crosscut, 6/27/13)
Inslee, Legislature still drifting toward shutdown (Crosscut, 6/27/13)
Wednesday jolt: Transportation package fails (PubliCola, 6/27/13)
Hidden issues: What’s keeping Legislature from budget deal? (Crosscut, 6/26/13)
Fain said to pressure House Republicans to reject transportation package (PubliCola, 6/26/13)
Senate leaders say Washington budget deal reached; House holds out (AP, 6/26/13)
Governor’s office highlights effect of potential shutdown (The Olympian, 6/26/13)
Details elude lawmakers, but tentative plan includes education funding, public-works fund transfers (Political Buzz, 6/26/13)
House GOP support flagging for transportation package (Political Buzz, 6/26/13)
State budget talks now focused on smaller details (AP, 6/25/13)
Legislature moves to nail down an agreement (Crosscut, 6/25/13)
Workers get temporary layoff notice from state (AP, 6/25/13)
Gov. Inslee: Budget deal is ‘imminent’ (AP, 6/24/13)
News from Olympia: None (Crosscut, 6/24/13)
Washington state just 1 week away from government shutdown (AP, 6/23/13)
Olympia budget talks: T-minus 8 days (Crosscut, 6/23/13)
Two GOP senators feud hard in Olympia (Crosscut, 6/22/13)
Inslee says budget deal is near – House and Senate floor sessions are scheduled for Sunday (Washington State Wire, 6/22/13)
Pressure builds for gas tax; House may vote (Political Buzz, 6/21/13)
Benton accuses Republican leadership of retaliation (PubliCola, 6/21/13)
Session starts to have a go-home feel as deal nears on budget– much talk of Sunday adjournment (Washington State Wire, 6/21/13)
Olympia: The standoff continues despite talk of progress (Crosscut, 6/21/13)
Rivers explains her side in fuss with Benton (The Columbian, 6/21/13)
Governor’s office details impacts of possible government shutdown (Politics Northwest, 6/20/13)
Without budget, state to send layoff notices soon (AP, 6/20/13)
Workers’ comp settlement program falls short by $242M, L&I announces — fuels debate over reform bill (Washington State Wire, 6/20/13)
Sen. Benton files complaint against fellow Republican lawmaker (The Columbian, 6/20/13)
State digs into conflicts over marijuana rules (Crosscut, 6/20/13)
VIDEO: 34 state agencies to close if WA budget isn’t passed (King5, 6/20/13)
Here’s what might happen if state government shuts down (Seattle Weekly, 6/20/13)
Gun-rights supporters planning initiative of their own (Seattle Times, 6/19/13)
Washington groups launch fight against gun control initiative (, 6/19/13)
Morning Fizz: Sticking point in a final budget deal (PubliCola, 6/19/13)
Will an extra $320M patch things up around Olympia? (Crosscut, 6/19/13)
Republicans will say anything to get coal pumping through Seattle (Seattle Weekly, 6/19/13)
A sudden $321M windfall prompts a startling go-home offer from the Senate (Washington State Wire, 6/19/13)
Welcome to the state of Rodney Tom (Seattle Times, 6/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Boeing’s exodus from Washington state (Seattle Times, 6/18/13)
Highway robbery: WA’s economic advantage going the way of old roads (Crosscut, 6/18/13)
COMMENTARY: One question for progressives? (PubliCola, 6/18/13)
US House bill would make funding for the Columbia River Crossing even tougher (Willamette Week, 6/18/13)
$231M revenue jump could help break state budget stalemate (Seattle Times, 6/18/13)
Positive revenue forecast boosts optimism about budget deal (PubliCola, 6/18/13)
Federal decision hands coal ports a big victory (Crosscut, 6/18/13)
Budget impasse has state workers fretting (The Olympian, 6/17/13)
VIDEO: State agencies present worst-case scenarios for govt shutdown (King5, 6/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Continuing the convoluted tale of budgets in Oregon, Washington (Statesman Journal, 6/15/13)
Washington state lawmakers edge closer to final budget agreement (AP, 6/14/13)
Pro-CRC group required to submit donor list after all (The Columbian, 6/14/13)
Special session tally: 30 days, 0 bills, $77,000 (KING5, 6/14/13)
Gov. Inslee signs estate tax fix into law (AP, 6/14/13)
State Senate goes down to the wire on estate tax (Crosscut, 6/14/13)
Washington Legislature’s special session tally: 30 days, 0 bills, $77,000 (AP, 6/14/13)
Partial deal reached on estate tax legislation (Politics Northwest, 6/13/13)
The estate tax compromise: The first piece in a budget deal? (PubliCola, 6/13/13)
The big unknowns: Inslee’s cabinet unsure of key shutdown questions (Crosscut, 6/13/13)
In nick of time, Legislature agrees to restore Washington estate tax (Washington Stat Wire, 6/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Inslee takes the gloves off, blasts GOP for stalemate (Everett Herald, 6/13/13)
Washington House approves estate-tax fix (AP, 6/13/13)
Labor, others urge Legislature to oppose workers’ comp bill (The Stand, 6/13/13)
Gov. Inslee cancels trip to Paris Air Show due to budget impasse (Puget Sound Business Journal, 6/13/13)
A jolt in the making: Estate tax loophole (PubliCola, 6/12/13)
50,000 state employees face furloughs as 2nd special session begins (AP, 6/12/13)
Gov. Inslee plans for ‘major, major disruption,’ Senate leader says talk of shutdown ‘nonsense’ (The News Tribune, 6/12/13)
Legislature: What’s the problem just finishing its work? (Crosscut, 6/12/13)
Could the state pay its bills if there is a government shutdown? (Politics Northwest, 6/12/13)
Gov. Inslee, Cabinet discuss possible government shutdown in Washington state (AP, 6/12/13)
Ed Murray’s move to Seattle (Seattle Weekly, 6/11/13)
Inslee abandons mediator role as he calls second special session — blames all problems on Republicans (Washington State Wire, 6/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Preserve, expand traditional Washington jobs (The Columbian, 6/11/13)
Gov. Jay Inslee calls second special session (AP, 6/11/13)
Special session 2.0 likely in Wash. state as Columbia River Crossing funding hangs in the wind (AP, 6/11/13)
Washington gun-control advocates submit ballot initiative (AP, 6/11/13)
Senate advances negotiating position — passes workers’ comp, K-12 reform bills and spending-limits measure (Washington State Wire, 6/10/13)
VIDEO: Special session nears end with no budget deal (KING5, 6/10/13)
Olympia countdown: Special session update (Crosscut, 6/9/13)
Wash. state Senate offers new budget plan in last days of special session (The Oregonian, 6/8/13)
Venture capitalist files new Washington gun control bill (KING5, 6/7/13)
Democrats unveil state budget compromise (Crosscut, 6/6/13)
Washington’s climate push to get outside help (Crosscut, 6/6/13)
House Majority Leader Sullivan says Democrats’ new budget offer goes ‘more than half way’ to meet Senate GOP (The Olympian, 6/5/13)
Gov. Inslee’s climage-change work group passes 1st big hurdle, picks consultant without a partisan fight (The Olympian, 6/4/13)
Gov. Inslee again slaps Senate Republicans’ estate tax plan (The Olympian, 6/4/13)
Rob McKenna launches public-policy website — says he’s not running in 2016 (Washington State Wire, 6/4/13)
Government shutdown? Inslee concedes the possibility (Crosscut, 6/4/13)
Rep. Steve O’Ban appointed to fill Carrell’s state Senate seat (AP, 6/4/13)
Two polls draw wildly different conclusions about transportation tax package — offer a measure of voter mood after bridge collapse (Washington State Wire, 6/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Legislature should reject Costco’s unfair liquor legislation (Seattle Times, 6/3/13)
Elway Poll: Resistance to transportation taxes softens a bit (Politics Northwest, 6/3/13)
Business climate: What politicians can do to help (Crosscut, 6/3/13)

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