Partisanship http://nwpr.org en 2014 Elections Will Loom Over Washington Legislative Session http://nwpr.org/post/2014-elections-will-loom-over-washington-legislative-session <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington lawmakers convene Monday for what could prove to be the most partisan session in a decade. Control of the Washington Senate is up for grabs this fall. Currently, a coalition of 24 Republicans and two breakaway Democrats hold a three seat advantage. Democrats think they have shot at winning back the majority in November. Both sides will be looking for political advantage over the next 60 days.</span></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:27:06 +0000 Austin Jenkins 39936 at http://nwpr.org 2014 Elections Will Loom Over Washington Legislative Session Despite Pledge To Cooperate, Partisan Recriminations in Washington Senate http://nwpr.org/post/despite-pledge-cooperate-partisan-recriminations-washington-senate <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030113AJ_PartisanRecriminations_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - Three months ago, 23 Republicans and two breakaway Democrats seized control of the Washington state Senate. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:12:27 +0000 Austin Jenkins 23682 at http://nwpr.org Despite Pledge To Cooperate, Partisan Recriminations in Washington Senate Democrats, Republicans Vie For Control Of Oregon House http://nwpr.org/post/democrats-republicans-vie-control-oregon-house <p>Oregon is not considered a battleground in the Presidential election. President Obama is strongly favored to win the state’s seven electoral votes. What’s more, Democrats also hold every single statewide office in Oregon and far outnumber Republicans in terms of voter registration. But there’s an exception to the one-party dominance: The Oregon House is evenly divided. 30 Democrats to 30 Republicans. And both parties are hard at work in legislative battlegrounds to swing the majority in their direction. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:18:20 +0000 Chris Lehman 16645 at http://nwpr.org Democrats, Republicans Vie For Control Of Oregon House