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Posts tagged "Gary Alexander"
A cut and dry-cleaning issue

A cut and dry-cleaning issue

Yes, Representative Pedersen bought a $383 painting of the Montlake Bridge for his office and billed us for it. And of course Senator Tom needed to charge his $164 Bose headphones back to the state. And sure, Representative Alexander had to spend a few hundred public dollars on dry-cleaning bills. It's a metric-based incentive system,... Read more...
Even a marrow-free bone?

Even a marrow-free bone?

With last week’s new revenue forecast and call for a November special session, the suffocating drip-drip of the state’s ongoing budget collapse continues to waterboard all the willpower out of Olympia. Read more...
How do you pat yourself on the back if you don't have a spine?

How do you pat yourself on the back if you don’t have a spine?

Little more than week after a zombie march where we descended on our headquarters — the State Capitol — where we found few brains and fewer hearts, budget writers from both parties this morning announced a bipartisan agreement to effectively replace the State Budget with the script of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (This is known... Read more...