Topic: Washington State (195)

No Locke on SB6453

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

By John ServaisOn Mar 31, 2004

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 [...]

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

By John ServaisOn Mar 30, 2004

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 bankruptcy laws. [...]

Locke is working _with_ the party machines

By John ServaisOn Mar 14, 2004

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Expect a partial veto

By John ServaisOn Mar 10, 2004

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Voting against democracy

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They always say they “suspended the rules”

By John ServaisOn Mar 09, 2004

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Democracy on the line

By John ServaisOn Mar 04, 2004

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By John ServaisOn Mar 03, 2004

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Traffic and Western Washington University

By John ServaisOn Mar 01, 2004

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By John ServaisOn Feb 24, 2004

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By John ServaisOn Feb 06, 2004

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Western needs common sense

By John ServaisOn Feb 03, 2004

Know how to stop Western Washington University from repeatedly trying to destroy the neighborhoods around it? By limiting its potential size and by starting a new university in Everett or [...]

We should speak out against this secret giveaway

By John ServaisOn Jan 29, 2004

Am adding a link to the Evergreen Freedom Foundation down in the Reference section. They post fiscal information on government agencies, state and local. They are the folks who uncovered [...]

Lack of environmental enforcement

By John ServaisOn Nov 23, 2003

of some local developers is plain to see in this photo essay at the Lake Whatcom website. The WA Dept of Ecology has enforcement folks tooling around in their spiffy [...]

The system does not work when there are no checks on state agencies

By John ServaisOn Jun 13, 2003

St. Joe’s Hospital will probably be facing fines for venting toxic gas into the construction area of their new addition. Our Bellingham Herald has not reported a bit of [...]

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