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« Reply #3000 on: January 12, 2012, 06:23:17 pm »
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Can someone come up with something clever about gays, budgets and/or special sessions?
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« Reply #3001 on: January 12, 2012, 06:40:26 pm »
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« Reply #3002 on: January 12, 2012, 09:04:42 pm »
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Sen. Haugen (D-Camano Island), previously committed (at least apparently) to voting against any bill lacking a referendum, seems to be reconsidering.  Her latest official statement on gay marriage:

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Haugen spokesman Rick Manugian says that Haugen "will spend the coming weeks hearing from constituents and will have no further comment on the issue until she has reached a final decision."

No new news otherwise, besides that Kastama is "researching states that have legalized gay marriage." (uh-huh.)
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« Reply #3003 on: January 13, 2012, 01:32:52 am »
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« Reply #3004 on: January 13, 2012, 01:43:22 am »
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« Reply #3005 on: January 13, 2012, 06:03:50 pm »
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Here's the Senate marriage equality bill: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=6239

23 sponsors so they only need two more...
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« Reply #3006 on: January 13, 2012, 07:49:07 pm »
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When did Cheryl Pflug become such a bleeding-heart?  Apparently, when this was announced in the legislative priority meeting, the rest of the GOP caucus was dead silent while she applauded loudly.

Looks like McAuliffe is off the undecided table considering she's a sponsor.

No House Bill equivalent yet?  I'd thought that was going to be filed first.

Edit: Apparently literally filed while I was looking it up.  43 sponsors but no Republicans; looks like they're being less aggressive about that in the House (I know Maureen Walsh is a committed Republican vote)
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« Reply #3007 on: January 13, 2012, 07:51:44 pm »
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I really can't see Kastama voting "No" given his Secretary of State aspirations. Democrats statewide would be furious if he was one of the reasons why the bill didn't pass.
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« Reply #3008 on: January 13, 2012, 07:59:23 pm »
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State Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers is retiring:

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/High-Court-Justice-Chambers-won-t-seek-third-term-2513759.php

Ladenburg and King County Superior Court Judge Bruce Hilyer are first out of the gate to announce they are running for the seat.

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« Reply #3009 on: January 13, 2012, 08:24:40 pm »
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So what happens to all the domestic partnerships if (once?) gay marriage becomes legal? Are they automatically converted into marriages?
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« Reply #3010 on: January 14, 2012, 01:45:03 am »
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So what happens to all the domestic partnerships if (once?) gay marriage becomes legal? Are they automatically converted into marriages?

I believe the same-sex ones are... the law retains the domestic partnerships for seniors though.
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« Reply #3011 on: January 14, 2012, 03:14:14 am »
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So what do our Washington posters think the overall odds on this passing look like?
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« Reply #3012 on: January 14, 2012, 04:28:35 am »
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Patty Murray came out in support of gay marriage!
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« Reply #3013 on: January 14, 2012, 06:00:55 am »
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This is going smoother than I expected. I'm pretty optimistic it will pass.
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« Reply #3014 on: January 14, 2012, 03:32:05 pm »
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Patty Murray came out in support of gay marriage!

Yes!!!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #3015 on: January 14, 2012, 07:05:13 pm »
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So what do our Washington posters think the overall odds on this passing look like?

My completely unscientific, subjective political sense would put the odds of marriage equality passing at 80%.
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« Reply #3016 on: January 14, 2012, 07:12:43 pm »
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Patty Murray came out in support of gay marriage!

Yes!!!!   Cheesy

She said she was "proud" of the marriage equality bill.  It's worth noting that there is now consensus from all of Washington State's top Democratic politicians:  Gregoire, Inslee, Cantwell and Murray all support marriage equality.
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« Reply #3017 on: January 14, 2012, 11:16:31 pm »
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Patty Murray came out in support of gay marriage!

Yes!!!!   Cheesy

She said she was "proud" of the marriage equality bill.  It's worth noting that there is now consensus from all of Washington State's top Democratic politicians:  Gregoire, Inslee, Cantwell and Murray all support marriage equality.

As a side note, I think that this means that every west coast senator and governor (in the continental US) now supports Gay marriage.
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« Reply #3018 on: January 16, 2012, 04:30:19 pm »
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M.L.King Day: Snow showers likely, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. South southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 33. South southwest wind between 5 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday: Snow showers. Steady temperature around 33. Southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: Snow. Low around 27. West southwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming north northeast. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Wednesday: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 34. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Happy Snowpocolypse, Washingtonians!
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« Reply #3019 on: January 16, 2012, 04:38:08 pm »
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M.L.King Day: Snow showers likely, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. South southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 33. South southwest wind between 5 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday: Snow showers. Steady temperature around 33. Southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: Snow. Low around 27. West southwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming north northeast. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Wednesday: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 34. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Happy Snowpocolypse, Washingtonians!

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We already got a couple inches here,  and it's still going!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3020 on: January 16, 2012, 04:50:36 pm »
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For once, it's actually not snowing over here in the east, while the westside is getting hammered. Tongue
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« Reply #3021 on: January 16, 2012, 05:35:04 pm »
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Still not snowing. Tongue
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« Reply #3022 on: January 17, 2012, 04:00:41 am »
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« Reply #3023 on: January 17, 2012, 02:25:36 pm »
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The snow forecast has always been loaded toward tonight through tomorrow afternoon...they weren't predicting more than an inch or two tonight and today.

It looks like we're scaling back to about 3-8", though.  Maybe that will become a trend and we'll get nothing.
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« Reply #3024 on: January 17, 2012, 02:40:42 pm »
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SUSA poll:

http://www.king5.com/news/up-front/polls/KINg-5-poll-Voters-like-McKenna-for-budget-Inslee-on-environment-137457278.html

McKenna 46%
Inslee 43%

44-35 McKenna on state budget
40-35 McKenna on education
43-40 Inslee on social issues
45-30 Inslee on environment
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