Pat Sullivan http://kplu.org en State representative from SW Washington abruptly resigns http://kplu.org/post/state-representative-sw-washington-abruptly-resigns <p>A member of the state House has suddenly resigned his seat.&nbsp;Democrat Jim Jacks of Hazel Dell in Southwest Washington departed the legislature Friday without any public announcement.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">The Chief Clerk of the House says there were no formal complaints pending against Jacks.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 22:05:22 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 1076 at http://kplu.org State representative from SW Washington abruptly resigns Education vs. social services? House debates funding priorities http://kplu.org/post/education-vs-social-services-house-debates-funding-priorities <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-947782.mp3</p><p>Lawmakers face stark choices when it comes to the budget. Those choices were on display Monday as the House voted on a cost-cutting bill. Democrats and Republicans split over what to cut next: education or social services.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:30:34 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 632 at http://kplu.org Education vs. social services? House debates funding priorities Lawmakers convene to address budget gap http://kplu.org/post/lawmakers-convene-address-budget-gap <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">It was short and bittersweet. Washington lawmakers convened Saturday in a rare, lame duck special session. Their job: take a bite out of the billion dollar hole in the current two-year budget. Lawmakers passed three pieces of legislation.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 12 Dec 2010 05:13:32 +0000 Austin Jenkins 348 at http://kplu.org Lawmakers convene to address budget gap