Congress voted 245-189 today to pass the Republicans’ bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The move is being called symbolic as the Senate is not likely to let it go to a vote there and if it did somehow make it to President Obama’s desk he has said he would … Continue reading What State lawmakers are saying about the national health care debate
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In a one-on-one interview at the capitol, Speaker Frank Chopp weighs in on his approach to leading House Democrats through a difficult budget-cutting session. A strong advocate for safety net programs like Disability Lifeline (eliminated in the governor’s proposed budget), he’ll play a critical role in deciding how the state … Continue reading On The Impact tonight: Speaker Chopp on budget & reforms, plus the top school administrator on consolidating education agencies
In what’s billed as “The Great State Income Tax Debate,” tonight Bill Gates Sr. is facing off with Slade Gorton – two high-profile figures who are drawing national attention. The media here at UW Tacoma include 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl. Mr. Gates, father of that Bill Gates, is speaking … Continue reading Working on The Impact: National attention on proposed income tax & community college cuts
TVW’s Jennifer Huntley here. Taking over the blog for a moment to let you know that our weekly public affairs show, The Impact, is back this evening with new fall episodes.
Tonight, I’ll focus on health care reform. The show will include details of several of the reform proposals being … Continue reading New season of ‘The Impact’ starts tonight
The plan to create an income tax for high earners in Washington is taking shape.
Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown told TVW’s Jennifer Huntley that, under her plan, those who make more than $250,000 per year would pay between 1 and 3 percent of that to the state. … Continue reading Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown gives income tax details…
Last night’s show featured lawmakers responding to layoffs across the state, from Boeing to Russell to Starbucks and more.
Next week: Host Jennifer Huntley will find answers to your questions about legislative proposals to make the state more “green.” You can e-mail in your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. … Continue reading Haven’t watched The Impact yet? Watch it here.
At noon, I’ll be watching the Governor’s inaugural address to the House and Senate. Join me — and feel free to e-mail in any questions you have about what she’s saying: email@example.com.