governor

Final Wash. Gov. Debate
6:23 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Personal Attacks Punctuate Final Wash. Governor Debate

Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna meet in Seattle for the final gubernatorial debate before the election. Photo courtesy The Seattle Times / Bettina Hansen.

The fifth and final debate between Washington’s candidates for governor was punctuated by personal attacks. Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna met in Seattle Tuesday night. The format encouraged them to engage each other.

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Governor Candidates On Taxes
5:28 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Wash. Governor Candidates Vow No New Taxes -- With Caveats

Republican candidate for governor Rob McKenna speaks at an NFIB endorsement event near Olympia.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Ballots are about to go out in Washington. In the race for governor, both candidates are pledging to veto tax hikes. But Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee also leave themselves some wiggle room.

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Washington Governor's Debate
5:49 am
Fri October 12, 2012

A Milder Debate As Wash. Governor Candidates Meet Again

As Election Day nears, the candidates for Washington governor appear to be getting mellower, not feistier. Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee met Thursday night in their fourth formal debate. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports the face-off was void of many zingers.

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Oregon Casinos
6:59 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Three Former Oregon Governors Want To Stop Casinos

A photo of Multnomah County, Oregon.
Photo Credit: Gary Halvorson/Wiki Commons

Three of Oregon's former governors announced their opposition Monday to two Oregon casino ballot measures.

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Wash. Governor Race Issues
4:37 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Public Employee Pay Raises Become Issue In Wash. Governor’s Race

Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna squared off in Yakima on October 2.
KCTS 9 video

The issue of pay raises for public employees is quickly becoming an issue in Washington’s race for governor. There’s much to debate including: a cost of living increase for teachers, a dollar-an-hour pay hike for unionized homecare workers, and an end to a 3 percent pay cut for state workers.

At the last governor’s debate, Republican Rob McKenna attacked Democrat Jay Inslee’s record as a state lawmaker in the early 1990s.

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Washington Governor Tax Debate
7:10 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Tax Talk Dominates As Wash. Gubernational Candidates Debate Again

Photo of Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee.
Photo Credit: Rob Mckenna website page and Jay Inslee website page.

The candidates for Washington governor are accusing each other of plotting tax hikes if elected. The issue of taxation came up repeatedly Tuesday night as Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee met in Yakima. It was their third debate.

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Washington Governor Race
6:18 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Washington's "Blue Tide" Creates Challenges For McKenna

Photo of Republican Rob McKenna.
Photo Credit: Washington State Attorney General's Office/Wiki Commons

As the presidential candidates prepare for Wednesday night’s debate, polls show President Obama averages a 15-point advantage in Washington over Republican rival Mitt Romney. Washington’s open race for governor is much closer. The two candidates in that contest met Tuesday night in Yakima for a fiery third debate. But the polls highlight a reality for Republican Rob McKenna: he’ll have to woo a good number of Obama voters if he’s to become Washington’s first G-O-P governor in nearly 30 years.

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Wash. Budget Shortfall
5:06 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Reality Check: New Wash. Governor Faces $1B Shortfall, $1B Education Bill

One of these two men will likely confront a $2 billion problem next January.
Campaign photos

Both candidates for Washington governor have pledged to drive more money into education – without raising taxes. But the state faces a $1 billion shortfall in the next two year budget cycle. Plus, a recent Supreme Court ruling requires the state to come up with another $1 billion for schools.

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Wash. Gubernatorial Debate
4:53 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Wash. Governor Candidates To Meet For Third Debate

Rob McKenna (L) and Jay Inslee will square off in Yakima on Tuesday night for their third official debate.
KATU

The candidates for Washington governor will square off in Yakima Tuesday night for their third official debate. Polls give Democrat Jay Inslee a slight lead over Republican Rob McKenna.

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Gubernatorial Debate
5:55 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Wash. Gov. Debate: Sparring Over Taxes, Tiff Over Tax Returns, Light Moments

The candidates for Washington governor sparred over taxes and personal tax returns in their second official debate Wednesday night. The face-off took place on the Vancouver campus of Washington State University. Correspondent Austin Jenkins has highlights.

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