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Reminder: SR 520 highway closes this weekend from 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, to noon Sunday, Aug. 16






From 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, to noon Sunday, Aug. 16, crews will close all lanes and ramps of SR 520 between 92nd Avenue Northeast and Montlake Boulevard. The westbound SR 520 transit lane between 84th Avenue Northeast and Evergreen … Continue reading




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Legislature Still has Work to Do






House budget writer Rep. Ross Hunter watches amazing 90-8 bipartisan vote on budget You may have read in the press that the Legislature got a budget done by midnight on June 30th, allowing the state to continue providing unemployment assistance, … Continue reading




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Bills I’m Hearing About – Voting Rights, Erin’s Law, Solar and Front License Plates






I’m getting a lot of mail about a handful of policy bills that did not pass during the regular session. While most of them seem like reasonable policy to me, it’s difficult to imagine that the Legislature will come to … Continue reading




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Special Session Advice from 4th Graders






I’m not sure what to add to this. This advice comes to you from the 4th graders of Linda Myrick’s class at Somerset Elementary in Bellevue.




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Answers to Popular Education Emails






I’ve been swamped with email on education issues and want to consolidate my responses to a number of popular questions as I think it’ll give a better sense of what my positions are on your issues. I’m hearing about: Basic Education funding, including … Continue reading




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Budget Negotiations to Start Monday






We’re now entering the budget negotiation phase of the session. The Senate and House are in pretty significantly different places. The top level difference is only about a billion dollars, but the underlying differences are much greater than that. We … Continue reading




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Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Pricing Model, Part 2






Last week’s newsletter on Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Action Pricing Model got a lot of comments – about three times the normal amount. Thanks for reading it! The bill has arrived in the Appropriations committee and we will spend some time … Continue reading




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Advice from 4th Graders – Week 4






More pearls of wisdom from 4th graders in Linda Myrick’s class at Somerset elementary in Bellevue. not sure if this is a McCleary reference, but it’s probably pretty good advice in general.




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Advice from Fourth Graders – Week 2






Week 2 of excellent advice from fourth graders in Linda Myrick’s class at Somerset Elementary in Bellevue. Again, I’ve fuzzed out the name of the student so I don’t violate federal privacy rules. (This is too bad, as it’s truly excellent … Continue reading




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Joel’s Law and dealing with lawsuits, disasters, and an increase in child abuse reports






The House Appropriations committee is planning to hear two bills Today, (Jan. 26, 2015): HB 1258 – Concerning court review of detention decisions under the involuntary treatment act. This is “Joel’s Law,” a bill creating the ability for parents and … Continue reading




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