Washington Legislative Week in Review, January 12-16

Legislature begins long session under Supreme Court contempt order; will tackle taxes, education and transportation issues.

Political Handicapper Charlie Cook to Share Forecasts at Amplify

Political Handicapper Charlie Cook to speak at Amplify about upcoming midterm elections, the 2016 presidential landscape and the gridlock in D.C.

Oregon’s 2014 Election Takes Shape after Filing Deadline – with a Few Surprises

Sixteen members of the Oregon Legislature aren’t seeking re-election. Two will face primary challengers. And 24 won’t have any opponent at all in the primary or general election.

What’s Happening in the Washington State Senate?

The Washington State Senate is in flux after two Senate Democrats announced plans to align with the other side of the aisle to create a new 25-24 Republican majority, creating division within the Senate and a possible change to the Senate’s permanent rules and governance structure.

Election 2012: Credit Union-Supported Candidates Fare Well Regionally, Nationally

Credit unions in the Northwest and around the country were rewarded for their political advocacy efforts with an overwhelming success rate of credit union-supported candidates for office. Bill Cheney called this year’s election day “a great day for credit unions overall and the races in which we were focused.”

Northwest Election Update

Credit unions fared well in Tuesday’s election, with the majority of credit union-supported candidates in the Northwest claiming victory.

Oregon’s ‘Quiet Primary’ Includes Several Notable Races

Ellen Rosenblum won Oregon’s Democratic primary for attorney general, one of several important races across the state.