As Democrats gathered for their state convention this weekend, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Gov. Jay Inslee both figured the easiest path to unify their party was to talk about Donald Trump. “Donald Trump, a potential president. Let that sink in for just a minute,” Murray told the crowd at the opening dinner. Sanders swept the state’s March caucuses, which [...]
Summary: Senate Republicans say they could resort to the legislature’s subpoena power if they don’t have confidence in the governor’s investigation of mistakes at the state Department of Corrections. Governor Jay Inslee has named two former federal prosecutors to examine how the Department continued releasing prisoners early over 13 years. Republicans expressed skepticism in the independence of the governor’s investigation, given the department falls under the [...]
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Responding to criticism from Gov. Jay Inslee that Republicans ambushed his Transportation Secretary, Senate transportation chair Curtis King explains why Republicans ousted Secretary Lynn Peterson. In this video interview, King says there wasn’t any one issue that led to her removal. King also believes Inslee would only have defended Peterson if Republicans had given any earlier warning that her confirmation was in jeopardy.