I and about 3000 people went to a luncheon with Bill Clinton and Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle today. I sat right in the center about 5 tables back from the podium. Had I had the chance, I’d have asked Clinton if he regrets dismantling Glass-Steagall and passing NAFTA. He is a great but flawed man.
[Revised and corrected. 2013/06/23] Thursday night the state legislature passed a bill, SB 5296, that weakened the Model Toxic Control Act. I got email from Washington Conservation Voters asking me to thank legislators who opposed the bill. See Support our kids; end the Big Oil Tax Loophole. According to Washington Environmental Council, the weakening allows […]
It seems odds to look back at the 2005 legislative session, my first as a House member, as a pinnacle of progressivism. After all, it was eight years ago. George W. Bush was President. Yet consider: In 2003, legislative Democrats were routed by their own governor, Gary Locke, and a one-session Senate budget chair named […]