No Locke on SB6453

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Wed, Mar 31, 2004, 6:06 pm  //  John Servais

Gov. Locke is not scheduled to act on the primary election bill today. This the 20th day since the legislature adjourned and supposedly the last day he can act on a bill. SB6453 is missing from his full day of bill actions. My guess is he plans some live or special event on it this evening. Perhaps he plans to not act and let the entire bill become law. Perhaps he is still 'talking' to the party bosses about a partial veto versus their pending lawsuit.
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No Locke on SB6453

Wed, Mar 31, 2004, 6:06 pm  //  John Servais

Gov. Locke is not scheduled to act on the primary election bill today. This the 20th day since the legislature adjourned and supposedly the last day he can…


For those who are in awe of the ‘experts’ in Olympia

Tue, Mar 30, 2004, 6:12 pm  //  John Servais

For your morning entertainment. And for those who are in awe of the 'experts' in Olympia. Gov Locke vetoes three sections of a bill meant to streamline our…


They all know they violated the public trust

Sun, Mar 28, 2004, 6:19 pm  //  John Servais

Before Wednesday, Gov. Locke will act on SB6453, the primary election bill. There has been no news on his deliberations these past two weeks. All legislators are very…


Let the parties use the caucuses

Fri, Mar 19, 2004, 6:24 pm  //  John Servais

Gov. Locke has not acted on the primary election bill. No doubt he is wondering how his reputation will be hurt if he vetoes the 'Top 2' process.…


Locke is working _with_ the party machines

Sun, Mar 14, 2004, 6:29 pm  //  John Servais

Today's Bham Herald editorial is well meaning but hopelessly ignorant of the process in Olympia. Naive may be a better word to describe their editorial board. Gee, goes…


Delays are due to secret bargaining

Sat, Mar 13, 2004, 6:42 pm  //  John Servais

Will Gov Locke veto the 'Top 2' primary process and allow the Montana process to become law? Probably, but not necessarily. He may sign the entire bill -…


Expect a partial veto

Wed, Mar 10, 2004, 11:40 pm  //  John Servais

The 'Top 2' primary election bill has a poison pill in it. Our legislators tonight have changed just three words that will allow the Republican and Democratic party…


Voting against democracy

Tue, Mar 09, 2004, 7:04 pm  //  John Servais

We have Kelli Linville and Doug Ericksen voting against democracy and for the iron grip of the two political parties on our election process. Shame on them.

Quall and…


They always say they “suspended the rules”

Tue, Mar 09, 2004, 2:07 am  //  John Servais

SB6453 passed the House late this evening by a vote of 51 to 46. Now - if Gov. Locke will just sign it. More when we have more…


Democracy on the line

Thu, Mar 04, 2004, 7:14 pm  //  John Servais

On Friday morning at 8 am, the WA House committee on government will hold a hearing on the "Top 2" primary election bill - Senate Bill 6453. This…


Top 2 primary election bill, SB6453

Wed, Mar 03, 2004, 7:17 pm  //  John Servais

- Senate Bill number 6453 - has passed the Washington State Senate by a vote of 28 to 20. This is the primary that allows citizens to vote…


Traffic and Western Washington University

Mon, Mar 01, 2004, 7:20 pm  //  John Servais

If WWU gets their way, $20 million in state taxes will be spent on jack-hammering out good roads and building new ones a hundred yards away. No increase…



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