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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 



Governor Jay Inslee + State Political Party Chairs

Wed., March 6 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

Governor Jay Inslee
With Democrats in control, will the second-term governor get traction on his ambitious climate package and a capital gains tax? Gov. Jay Inslee joins host Joni Balter to weigh in on the legislative session's halfway point, as well as the state's mental health crisis, restoring the orca population, and more.

State political party chairs
Washington state party chairs Caleb Heimlich (R) and Tina Podlodowski (D) join host Joni Balter to talk politics, including an overview of the state legislative session, a look at the state of the Democratic and Republican parties, and a candid conversation about Washington's potential presidential candidates.

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Civic Cocktail: Carbon Fee, Food & Beverage Tax & Gun Ownership
Civic Cocktail: Carbon Fee, Food & Beverage Tax & Gun Ownership
10/4/20181:12:48

With election day closing in, we discuss three key initiatives on the November ballot. Initiative 1639 seeks changes to gun ownership and purchase requirements. Zach Silk, co-founder of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, says the initiative is not a ban on guns, and he believes the measure was drawn up "very responsibly." But Dave Workman, senior editor of thegunmag.com, says if I-1639 passes, he suspects lawsuits will be filed challenging the measure. Next, a spirited conversation on Initiative 1634 which would prohibit local taxes on food and beverages. State Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-36) calls it the most egregious initiative in a generation. And he's critical of supporters who say it's necessary to prevent a tax on groceries. But Federal Way teacher Brandon Hersey says Carlyle is missing the point. He argues I-1634 is about making the state more affordable for its most vulnerable residents. Initiative 1631 targets some of the state's worst polluters. Former state lawmaker Brady Walkinshaw says it invests in clean energy jobs and will work to improve the health of future generations. Dana Bieber from the NO on 1631 campaign says the measure lacks accountability and is so poorly written it comes across as, "...just give us the money; we'll figure out how to spend it. Trust us."       

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