Month: April 2015

Who missed the most votes in 2015?

The bulk of Southwest Washington’s lawmakers had perfect voting records in the 2015 regular legislative session, according to, a nonpartisan organization that tallies lawmakers’ voting records. Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, […]

JHB and the party pooh-bahs

Members of the local Clark County Republican party might still be debating how they feel about U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, but the Southwest Washington lawmaker continues to get […]

No light rail! Capisce?

Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, is working hard to build political alliances to address the Interstate 5 corridor this legislative session. Earlier this month, Southwest Washington lawmakers surprised even themselves when they […]

Pridemore has no interest in auditor spot

In 2012, Craig Pridemore really wanted to be state auditor. The Vancouver Democrat gave up his seat in the state Senate to run for the office. These days, not so much. The current […]

Voters aren’t having it

Washington voters made it clear in November they want lawmakers to reduce class sizes in all grades throughout the state’s public schools. But they weren’t as clear on how to pay […]

Lt. Gov. Jim Moeller?

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen might not run for re-election in 2016, according to KING 5 television. The broadcast news outlet obtained an email showing the state’s longest-serving Lt. Gov. might be […]

Operating and transportation and capital, oh my!

Senate Republicans unveiled their two-year operating budget this week and their key selling point reverberated throughout the state: no new taxes. “It’s a no new taxes budget,” several Republican lawmakers said. Headlines […]

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