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Lobbying Olympia for Fair Taxes

Steve Zemke and I went to Olympia on Friday and met, briefly or longer, with about a dozen legislators, including Maralyn Chase, Bob Hasegawa, Gayle Tarleton, Frank Chopp, Reuven Carylye, Cindy Ryu, Joe Fitzgibbon, Judy Clibborn, and Tana Senn.  We spoke about tax fairness and accountability for tax loopholes. We had in-depth discussions with a […]

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Report on the 2013 Legislative Review of the Metroplitan Democratic Club of Seattle

Wednesday four solidly progressive Democratic lawmakers were guests at the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle: Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles (36th LD), Senator Bob Hasegawa (11th LD), Representative Cindy Ryu (32nd LD), and Representative Gael Tarleton (36th LD). Ryu and Kohl-Welles are the two most progressive legislators in the House and Senate, according to the House scorecard […]

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SB 5029 – Creating the Washington investment trust update

Friends, We need a state bank. Not much good will come out of the legislature this year, but we must continue to push the state bank idea forward. We can make our money go further, reduce state debt, and keep investing in our own state economy. It doesn’t hurt that this bill would take our […]

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State Bank hearing Feb 14 in Olympia

Chio Saeteurn, Legislative Assistant to State Sen. Bob Hasegawa reports: On behalf of Senator Hasegawa, I am pleased to inform you that SB 5029, Creating the Washington investment trust, has been scheduled for a public hearing on Thursday, February 14th at 1:30 pm in the Senate Committee of Financial Institutions and Housing & Insurance, Senate […]

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Action: Support the Senate's Washington Investment Trust bill

Senator Hasegawa has introduced a bill in the Senate.  #5029   The bill has 10 co-sponsors: Chase, Shin, Conway, Rolfes, Darneille, Hargrove, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, Kline and Frockt.   It has been referred to the Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee.  There was no hearing date as of today 2/4/13.  You can find a copy of the bill here: […]

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Notes on the Washington Investment Trust Forum

Co-authored with John Repp, both members of Washington Public Bank Project For those of you unable to attend the forum last Thursday, Sept 27, 2012 sponsored by PSARA -“Would a State Investment Trust (AKA a public bank) Benefit the People of Washington”? We submit here our notes and comments. The forum was very well attended. Interest […]

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Bob Hasegawa Fundraiser: Thursday, Aug 2 in Seattle

Bob Hasegawa for State Senate 2012- 11th Dist. (D)  Dear Friends, We invite you to help us get Bob Hasegawa elected to the State Senate by sharing a piece of Seattle’s Japanese-American history. Join us for a meet-&-greet fundraiser: PANAMA HOTEL TEA & COFFEE 605 S Main Street Seattle, WA 98104 Thursday, August 2, from 6:30 – […]

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Bob Hasegawa Campaign kickoff — Sunday, April 22

Bob Hasegawa campaign kickoff for State Senate race Sunday, April 22 at 1:30PM 12424 42nd Ave S (in the Banquet Room) Seattle, WA Bob Hasegawa is one of the most progressive people in the state legislature.  We need more like him, and have an opportunity to thank him for his staunch support for healthcare, education, […]