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Will prison mistake have political consequences?

Will prison mistake have political consequences?

Summary:  With the election just about 10 months away, Governor Jay Inslee takes the offensive responding to revelations of serious errors at the Department of Corrections that allowed prisoners to get out early.  As lawmakers return to Olympia for the 2016 session, one of the first public hearings will put a spotlight on who knew what and when.  In this video, we [...]

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Will lawmakers resort to subpoena power?

Will lawmakers resort to subpoena power?

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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Election 2015:  What’s the message from voters?

Election 2015: What’s the message from voters?

An election wrap-up of ballot measures and candidates with Crosscut’s Knute Berger, Crosscut city reporter David Kroman and Washington Policy Center’s Paul Guppy.  What message were voters sending?

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