Election 2010 http://kplu.org en Candy, soda and bottled water tax goes away today http://kplu.org/post/candy-soda-and-bottled-water-tax-goes-away-today <p>Washington’s sales tax on candy, soda and bottled water goes away today. Some candy and chocolate stores are bracing for a surge in business from corporate gift purchases that have been delayed until now to avoid the tax.</p><p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 15:28:36 +0000 Tom Banse 264 at http://kplu.org Candy, soda and bottled water tax goes away today This Morning's Headlines http://kplu.org/post/mornings-headlines <p><strong>Larsen Wins a Squeaker</strong></p> Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:34:00 +0000 Gary Davis 110 at http://kplu.org This Morning's Headlines On Earthquakes - political and real http://kplu.org/post/earthquakes-political-and-real-0 <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px;">The nation is watching the northwest, with&nbsp;<strong>earthquakes - political and real&nbsp;</strong>- in mind.</span></p><div style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-family: Georgia,'Times New Roman',Times,serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em;"><strong>One That Didn&rsquo;t Happen</strong></p> Fri, 05 Nov 2010 08:05:43 +0000 Gary Davis 101 at http://kplu.org On Earthquakes - political and real Murray widens lead, Rossi concedes bid for US Senate http://kplu.org/post/murray-widens-lead-rossi-concedes-bid-us-senate <p><b>Democrat Patty Murray has defeated&nbsp;</b>Republican challenger Dino Rossi after a third day of vote tallying in their closely fought race for the U.S. Senate. Fri, 05 Nov 2010 02:58:28 +0000 Gary Davis 100 at http://kplu.org Murray widens lead, Rossi concedes bid for US Senate Vote count increases Murray's lead http://kplu.org/post/vote-count-increases-murrays-lead <p>Democrat Patty Murray has slightly expanded her lead over Republican Dino Rossi in Washington&#39;s too-close-to-call U-S Senate Race. Democrats remain confident she will ultimately prevail in her re-election bid.<br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); " /> <br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); " /> Several Washington counties have updated their vote tallies. Democrat Murray has gained a tad on Republican Rossi. Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:49:43 +0000 Austin Jenkins 95 at http://kplu.org Vote count increases Murray's lead Cliffhanger over control of state legislature http://kplu.org/post/cliffhanger-over-control-state-legislature <p>New batches of mail-in ballots show Republicans are gaining seats in the Washington state House and Senate but it's not known yet which party will control the Legislature.</p> Thu, 04 Nov 2010 01:36:37 +0000 Gary Davis 94 at http://kplu.org Cliffhanger over control of state legislature Close Margin Expected in Washington Senate race http://kplu.org/post/close-margin-expected-washington-senate-race <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px;">Election lawyers are on stand-by in Washington in the event of a super-close U-S Senate race. Polls show Republican challenger <strong>Dino Rossi</strong> neck-and-neck with incumbent Democrat <strong>Patty Murray</strong>.</span></p> Tue, 02 Nov 2010 14:02:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 89 at http://kplu.org Close Margin Expected in Washington Senate race Washington Voters Love Initiatives http://kplu.org/post/washington-voters-love-initiatives <p><span class="article-content"><span><b>You&#39;ve heard the complaints </b>about ballot initiatives. Is it right that a corporation with a lot of money can get one on the ballot? And are we, the voters, really qualified to be deciding complicated things like tax policy? But, the KCTS 9 - KPLU - Washington Poll shows that voters in Washington are generally happy with the initiative process. </span></span></p> Mon, 01 Nov 2010 21:17:17 +0000 Paula Wissel 88 at http://kplu.org Washington Voters Love Initiatives I-1082 Would Allow Private Insurers for Workers Comp http://kplu.org/post/i-1082-would-allow-private-insurers-workers-comp <p>Washington is one of only four states in the nation that offers workers compensation insurance only through a government agency.&nbsp;&nbsp; That could change this November.&nbsp; Initiative 1082 would allow private insurers to enter the market.&nbsp;&nbsp; Backers of the measure say the competition would force rates down on a tax that&#39;s been going up steadily in recent years.&nbsp;&nbsp; Opponents say it&#39;s a power grab by the insurance industry that could leave injured workers in a lurch.&nbsp;&nbsp; KPLU business and labor reporter Bellamy Pailthorp has the story.</p> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:24:35 +0000 64 at http://kplu.org I-1082 Would Allow Private Insurers for Workers Comp Bless the Rich, or Soak 'em? Washington's Income Tax Debate http://kplu.org/post/bless-rich-or-soak-em-washingtons-income-tax-debate <p>A self-described &#39;poor man&#39; from Spokane tells us he wouldn&#39;t think of voting for I-1098, the income tax measure, because &quot;the rich are blessed.&quot; &nbsp;<a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1715072/KPLU.Local.News/Defining.Who’s.Rich.and.Who’s.Not">KPLU&#39;s Paula Wissel asks &quot;Who&#39;s rich and who&#39;s not?&quot;</a> in our latest report on Election 2010.&nbsp; The initiative aims to tax the wealthiest 1.2% in the state. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:21:48 +0000 Gary Davis 51 at http://kplu.org Bless the Rich, or Soak 'em? Washington's Income Tax Debate KPLU's Election 2010: 2nd Congressional District Race http://kplu.org/post/kplus-election-2010-2nd-congressional-district-race <p><span class="article-content"><span><b>Ten years ago, Democrat Rick Larsen and Republican John Koster battled </b>for an open seat in Washington&#39;s Second Congressional District. Larsen won that election and since then he&#39;s represented the district that runs from about the King- Snohomish County line to the Canadian border. This year, Koster - a Snohomish County Councilmemeber - is back for another shot at the seat.<br /> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 18:48:10 +0000 36 at http://kplu.org KPLU's Election 2010: 2nd Congressional District Race Seattle Mayor Lays Out Budget Cuts http://kplu.org/post/seattle-mayor-lays-out-budget-cuts <p><a href="http://www.seattle.gov/financedepartment/11proposedbudget/documents/2011-2012PROPOSEDBUDGETFINAL.pdf">Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn</a> will present his plans today (Monday) for balancing the <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/budget/">city&rsquo;s budget</a>. That means proposing cuts totaling $67 million dollars.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 23:33:58 +0000 Gary Davis 32 at http://kplu.org Seattle Mayor Lays Out Budget Cuts