democratic party http://nwpr.org en Former Washington Democratic Operative Pleads Guilty To Theft http://nwpr.org/post/former-washington-democratic-operative-pleads-guilty-theft <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/100313AJ_SDCCPleaDeal_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A former Democratic operative in Washington has admitted to embezzling campaign money. Michael Walter King pleaded guilty Thursday in King County Superior Court.<p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:57:29 +0000 Austin Jenkins 35195 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Democrats Look For New Recruits On Latino, LGBT Issues http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-democrats-look-new-recruits-latino-lgbt-issues <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/071113JR_IdahoDemocrats_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Democrats in Idaho are hoping to breathe new life into the party in this overwhelmingly Republican state. Party leaders are hitting the road with an appeal to Latino, gay and lesbian, and female voters.<p>In the last few months, Idaho Democrats have established caucuses to represent the interests of Latinos, gays, lesbians and transgender people, and Mormons. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:58:02 +0000 Jessica Robinson 30815 at http://nwpr.org Time Is Nearly Up For Washington Budget Deal http://nwpr.org/post/time-nearly-washington-budget-deal Washington’s overtime legislative session ends at midnight on Tuesday. But there’s still no agreement on a state budget for the next two years.<p>Over the weekend, the mostly Republican senate majority passed a revised version of its own spending plan, along with a trio of controversial policy measures.<p>The three policy bills are not new, the Senate passed them during the regular session. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 23:41:50 +0000 Austin Jenkins 28957 at http://nwpr.org Time Is Nearly Up For Washington Budget Deal Washington House Democrats Abandon Some Taxes In 'Compromise' Offer http://nwpr.org/post/washington-house-democrats-abandon-some-taxes-compromise-offer <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/060513AJ_BudgetRollOut_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington House Democrats have abandoned some proposed tax increases, but not others, in what they call a “significant compromise” budget offer to the Senate. The public unveiling Wednesday of a slimmed down House spending plan comes as the clock is running out on the current overtime session with still no budget deal.<p>House Democrats no longer propose to extend an expiring Business and Occupation tax surcharge on professional services. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:03:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 28806 at http://nwpr.org Washington House Democrats Abandon Some Taxes In 'Compromise' Offer Washington Senate Democrats: GOP Pushing 'Cookie-Cutter' Education Reforms http://nwpr.org/post/washington-senate-democrats-gop-pushing-cookie-cutter-education-reforms <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/020113AJ_Billig_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Democrats in the Washington Senate are on the attack over a series of Republican-backed education reform measures. At a news conference Friday, the Democrats accused Republicans of getting boilerplate legislation from a corporate-backed education foundation run by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.<p>Democrat Andy Billig serves on the Senate K-12 committee. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:57:02 +0000 Austin Jenkins 22114 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers To Be Sworn In http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-be-sworn <p>Oregon lawmakers return to Salem Monday for a legislative session that's expected to be full of debate over economic and public safety issues. Democrats will control both chambers of the legislature and the governor's office, but that doesn't mean there won't be disagreements. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:22:29 +0000 Chris Lehman 21136 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers To Be Sworn In Washington State GOP Searching Its Soul Over Losses http://nwpr.org/post/washington-state-gop-searching-its-soul-over-losses <p></p><p>Democrats in the state of Washington had a very good night Tuesday night. They are now leading in every statewide executive race except one. Republicans don’t have as much to celebrate. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:13:04 +0000 Deborah Wang 18061 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Democrats Make Final Push to Get Out The Vote http://nwpr.org/post/wash-democrats-make-final-push-get-out-vote <p>In the final hours of the election, the state’s main political parties are engaged in massive get out the vote campaigns. They are especially critical this year, with several close statewide races and ballot initiatives. Deborah Wang has more on what the Democrats are up to. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:20:26 +0000 Deborah Wang 17832 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Democrats Make Final Push to Get Out The Vote Washington Democrats Reverse Course And Will Shed JZ Knight Contributions http://nwpr.org/post/washington-democrats-reverse-course-and-will-shed-jz-knight-contributions <p></p><p></p><p>Washington Democrats will donate contributions from controversial spiritual leader JZ Knight to the Anti-Defamation League and the campaign to uphold gay marriage. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:16:19 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17474 at http://nwpr.org Washington Democrats Reverse Course And Will Shed JZ Knight Contributions After Backlash Over Comments, Wash. Democrats Will Donate JZ Knight Contributions http://nwpr.org/post/after-backlash-over-comments-wash-democrats-will-donate-jz-knight-contributions <p>The Washington Democratic Party says it will donate contributions from controversial spiritual leader JZ Knight to the Anti-Defamation League and the campaign to uphold gay marriage. The announcement late Friday follows the release of several video clips that show Knight making offensive and at times bizarre comments about gay people, Catholics and others. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 01:20:48 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17406 at http://nwpr.org After Backlash Over Comments, Wash. Democrats Will Donate JZ Knight Contributions