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Report on the 41st LD Town Hall, and a challenge for Steve Litzow

Turnout was huge at Saturday’s 41st LD Town Hall at Somerset Elementary School in Bellevue. Scores of people were standing around the perimeter of the gymnasium. The largest component of the crowd was school teachers dressed in red, many of them holding signs in favor of fully funding education.  There were scores of teachers outside […]

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Koch-powered lawmakers

Many Washington State legislators were elected courtesy of the Koch Brothers. In particular, Andy Hill and Steve Litzow squeaked by in 2010 via attack ads funded by the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity. The State Republican Party was later fined for violating election reporting requirements in that election.See State Republicans fined for violating reporting requirements […]

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Washington Conservation Voters is too kind to Steve Litzow and too cruel to the Democratic coalition

Washington Conservation Voters has given an endorsement to Republican Steve Litzow of the 41st LD. But WCV’s own data shows that Litzow’s 2014 legislative environmental score is below 50 (42 out of 100).  See WCV’s scorecard and the tables at the end of this article.  Litzow’s Lifetime Score is a bit better, 61 out of […]

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When money buys elections: the case of Steve Litzow and Andy Hill, as well as Tom Steyer

[The Bellevue Reporter published this in an abbreviated form as a letter-to-the-editor in their print edition today, including the part about Litzow and Hill’s funding by the Koch brothers.  So far the letter isn’t appearing on their website.] According to, in the 2012 US House elections, 95% of the candidates that outspent their opponents […]

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Call state senators to pass community solar!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Community Solar w/10 Yr. Rolling Incentive Passed House! Call Now to Help It Survive Committee & Get Through the Senate ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLEASE Call Senate Energy Committee Chair & Members TODAY & TONIGHT. Ask them to “Stand up for public benefit renewable energy (community solar) and clean energy jobs. New energy production facilities depends upon […]

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Washington Conservation Voters' mistake

Washington Conservation Voters is looking for volunteers for Tuesday, 2/25/13 (that’s tomorrow), to doorbell and persuade voters on Mercer Island to contact Republican State Senator Steve Litzow and ask him to support WCV’s Clean Energy and Climate campaign. (Contact As pointed out by Robert Sargent, the odd thing is that WCV endorsed Republican Steve’s run […]