News Oly and Out
posted by April 6 at 10:51 AMon
I’ll be out of Slogging commission today … and yesterday. I’m on assignment for the papier.
So, here’s some quick stuff: Postman’s got the latest chapter in the budget drama I was Slogging about last week. He’s also got a great write up from a meltdown that I missed on the House floor yesterday involving Dem Majority leader Lynn Kessler (D-24, Hoquiam) and Rep. Dan Roach (R-Bonney Lake).
Meanwhile, I just got off the phone with Rep. Maralyn Chase (D-32, Shoreline), who’s working on the condo conversion bill —a bill that guarantees financial assistance for tenants displaced by condo conversion. Chase reports that despite some last-minute GOP stalling shenanigans, the bill will go through. We’ll see. (And perspective: The bill has already been stripped of the more powerful conversion cap.)
*There were 2,352 condo conversions in Seattle in 2006—as opposed to 430 in 2004. And the average price of the new condos was $250,000. I don’t imagine 2,352 renters have that kind of cash.
Beyond that: Back in elementary school, I thought the SSes in KISS were Hebrew Lameds… Ls. I thought that was too cool. Here’s a song I like on a real spring day.