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Tuesday's results in Washington and Michigan

Tuesday was an important day for progressives in Washington and Michigan. Both states had their primaries, and we have some excellent news to report!

State Politics Cheat Sheet - 8/5/11

It may be August recess, but politics never rest! Here's what's happening in Progressive Majority's 9 target states this week:

Seattle Times: State Senate passes annual $100 fee for electric cars

 

 

 

 

Apparently, if you want to help reduce CO2 in Washington by driving an electric car, you will have to pay $100 annually to offset lost revenues from gas taxes.

Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island told the Seattle Times:

Elected Official Roundup 3/16/11

Your legislators, hard at work:

Pam DeLissio (State Rep., PA) chronicles her first months in office for Patch.com.

Joe Fitzgibbon (State Rep., WA) introduces bill to bring justice for families of accident victims. via Kitsap Sun.

Elected Official Roundup 3/11/11

Your roundup of our elected officials in the news:

Brett Hulsey (State Rep. WI) and Assembly Dems continue to voice opposition to Walker's bill. "The bill assaults our families, our freedom, it undermines our future in a needless way," said Hulsey in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Balance your state budget - 11 games that put you in the governor's seat

I know Progressive Majority supporters can balance a budget better than any conservative like Governor Walker. Try your hand at balancing a state's budget or tackle the national deficit.

State Budgets

Ohio's Budget Deficit - Can you balance the state budget? via the Columbus Dispatch

Erase California's Deficit via the Sacremento Bee

Weekend Rally Recap

We were moved this weekend when thousands poured in to state capitals across the country to fight back for union rights. Our team went out to join everyone in solidarity. We have to show a united front!

Here are some highlights from our team:

 

This is why you elect Progressive Champions

Progressive Majority is in the business of electing what we call "progressive champions." We don't want to help elect someone that's going to flake out when it comes to crunch time. We want leaders that will fight across the board helping move our country forward. 

Let me tell you about Joe. 

Coming to a legislature near you: 7 anti-choice bills

If you thought the anti-choice drum beat would stop and end in Congress, you were wrong.

In seven of our 10 target state legislatures, anti-choice bills are popping up, left and right. It has groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL playing whack-a-mole with these bills to stop them from ever becoming law.

Washington Candidates Sworn In!

While most newly elected leaders will have to wait until the start of the 2011 Legislative Session next month to be sworn in, three of our victorious candidates in Washington have already been sworn in and are serving the people of their communities. All three of these fantastic new legislators served in the first lame-duck special session of Washington's legislature on December 11 and addressed the gaping budget shortfall.

State Senator Sharon Nelson

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