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Seattle Looks to Develop Publicly Financed Elections
Submitted by Monica Rober on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 9:39am.
On Monday, Seattle City Council members unveiled a timeline to bring publicly financed elections to the city.
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Sold Out: How Wall Street and Washington Betrayed America
Submitted by Monica Rober on Fri, 03/06/2009 - 2:19pm.
Wall Street Watch released a new report on Wednesday detailing how an influx of industry dollars paved the way for the present financial crisis.

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Judicial Public Financing Bill Introduced in Washington State
Submitted by Johnny Papagiannis on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 2:06pm.

A Judicial Public Financing bill was introduced in the Washington state legislature on Monday.

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Minding the Money
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Tue, 09/16/2008 - 1:52pm.
Scuffles over the involvement of independent groups and their millions of dollars in ad spending sparked the discussion over moving to public financing of elections for judicial races in Washington last year.  Will similar concerns about independent expenditures in this year's high-profile gubernatorial match-up in the state move the discussion forward?
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Seattle Mulls Clean Elections
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Mon, 03/17/2008 - 12:18pm.
Now that it looks very likely that Washington Governor Christine Gregoire will sign the Local Choice/Local Option bill into law and allow municipalities to pursue public financing options for their elections, members of the Seattle City Council are weighing a proposal to create a Clean Elections public financing program to cover their elections.
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Local Option Clears Legislature
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 2:23pm.
Both chambers of the Washington legislature have approved a bill that would allow municipalities to pursue Clean Elections laws to cover their own races. Referred to as a "local choice/local option bill" it lifts the prohibition against public financing of campaigns that was put in place in the early 90s. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Christine Gregoire (D) for her approval or veto.
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