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Fail: Congress Working on Toxics Policy

With the exception of education policy, there’s probably no other issue where states’ rights are paramount than when it comes to the health of its residents. Congress is currently considering a bill that would have devastating consequences to public health … Continue reading

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Other Opinions on Common Core Standards

It’s not just me disagreeing with the people who want to get rid of the Common Core State Standards, it’s a host of thoughtful people. My favorite so far is from David Brooks, the conservative columnist from the New York … Continue reading

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I made some remarks at the Bellevue Rotary yesterday that seem to have been misinterpreted by some people, so I’m clarifying: Passing a transportation package this session is incredibly important for the Puget Sound region. I support a well-designed package. … Continue reading

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Cool data about net income migration

This is an interesting view of how income has migrated in the last decade – lots of high wage people moving to Washington state. The rankings are aggregate,  so it might be interesting to see what the per-capita impact of … Continue reading

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Redmond Derby Days

Everybody loves a parade! The Redmond parade is nice – there’s lots of floats, it’s short, the weather is usually good, and it’s well organized. My favorite part of parades is wandering around as everyone is set up waiting for … Continue reading

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Education wins in final budget

A week has passed since the end of the second (and final) special session this year and I’ve finally put socks and shoes on and shaved. This was an exhausting exercise as the Senate Republicans figured out how they were … Continue reading

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Internship Opportunities!

I just got this mail from the Governor’s office and I’m hoping my thousands of loyal blog readers will pass this on to interested college and graduate students. The Governor’s Leadership Academy is a unique internship program for college and … Continue reading

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Town Hall Meeting Saturday March 16, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MEDIA ADVISORY Who: State Sen. Rodney Tom and state Reps. Cyrus Habib and Ross Hunter (48th Legislative District) What: Town hall meeting When: 10 a.m. – noon, Saturday, March 16 Where: Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE … Continue reading

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Town Hall Meeting March 16

Join Rep. Ross Hunter with his colleagues, Rep. Cyrus Habib  and Sen. Rodney Tom, for the next 48th Legislative District town hall meeting. We’ll cover lots of material and look forward to seeing you. Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013 Time: … Continue reading

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This week in photos

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