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 [...]

January 13, 2016 at 12:12 am Comments are Disabled

Election preview: Seattle Council at-large seats

Election preview:  Seattle Council at-large seats

On November 3rd, Seattle is poised to make history, electing City Council members by district.  In this video, Crosscut contributors examine the dynamics each of these new districts–Ben Anderstone analyzes the demographics; David Kroman reports on the politics; and Drew Atkins digs into the fundraising numbers.

October 29, 2015 at 12:13 am Comments are Disabled

Election preview: Seattle Council District 7

Election preview:  Seattle Council District 7

On November 3rd, Seattle is poised to make history, electing City Council members by district.  In this video, Crosscut contributors examine the dynamics each of these new districts–Ben Anderstone analyzes the demographics; David Kroman reports on the politics; and Drew Atkins digs into the fundraising numbers.

October 29, 2015 at 12:13 am Comments are Disabled

Election preview: Seattle Council District 6

Election preview: Seattle Council District 6

On November 3rd, Seattle is poised to make history, electing City Council members by district.  In this video, Crosscut contributors examine the dynamics each of these new districts–Ben Anderstone analyzes the demographics; David Kroman reports on the politics; and Drew Atkins digs into the fundraising numbers.

October 29, 2015 at 12:12 am Comments are Disabled

Election preview: Seattle Council District 5

Election preview:  Seattle Council District 5

On November 3rd, Seattle is poised to make history, electing City Council members by district.  In this video, Crosscut contributors examine the dynamics each of these new districts–Ben Anderstone analyzes the demographics; David Kroman reports on the politics; and Drew Atkins digs into the fundraising numbers.

October 29, 2015 at 12:11 am Comments are Disabled

Election preview: Seattle Council District 3

Election preview:  Seattle Council District 3

On November 3rd, Seattle is poised to make history, electing City Council members by district.  In this video, Crosscut contributors examine the dynamics each of these new districts–Ben Anderstone analyzes the demographics; David Kroman reports on the politics; and Drew Atkins digs into the fundraising numbers.

October 29, 2015 at 12:10 am Comments are Disabled

Election preview: Seattle Council District 2

Election preview:  Seattle Council District 2

On November 3rd, Seattle is poised to make history, electing City Council members by district.  In this video, Crosscut contributors examine the dynamics each of these new districts–Ben Anderstone analyzes the demographics; David Kroman reports on the politics; and Drew Atkins digs into the fundraising numbers.

October 29, 2015 at 12:09 am Comments are Disabled

Election preview: Seattle Council District 1

Election preview:  Seattle Council District 1

On November 3rd, Seattle is poised to make history, electing City Council members by district.  In this video, Crosscut contributors examine the dynamics each of these new districts–Ben Anderstone analyzes the demographics; David Kroman reports on the politics; and Drew Atkins digs into the fundraising numbers.

October 29, 2015 at 12:07 am Comments are Disabled

Election preview: Seattle Council District 4

Election preview: Seattle Council District 4

On November 3rd, Seattle is poised to make history, electing City Council members by district.  In this video, Crosscut contributors examine the dynamics each of these new districts–Ben Anderstone analyzes the demographics; David Kroman reports on the politics; and Drew Atkins digs into the fundraising numbers.

September 29, 2015 at 12:11 am Comments are Disabled

Superintendent to lawmakers: Don’t forget levy reform

Superintendent to lawmakers:  Don’t forget levy reform

Calling it a civil rights issue, Washington Public Schools Superintendent Randy Dorn urges lawmakers to make changes so that school districts aren’t as reliant on local levies.  In this raw video, Dorn explains why levy reform is just as important as new education funding, for the legislature to comply with the State Supreme Court McCleary ruling.

April 16, 2015 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled