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Governor Jay Inslee Wants to Headline 2019 Progressive Summit

Governor Jay Inslee is thinking about running for president. Please don’t beat yourself up if your first response is, Who is THAT? Jay Inslee is the governor of Washington State, or – as he likes to call it – “the other Washington.” And “the other Washington” has become a petri dish for the progressive agenda. [caption id="attachment_2273" align="alignright" width="200"] Washington Governor Jay Inslee[/caption] According to The Atlantic, Inslee has instituted policies that have “boosted health care, increased access to early-childhood…

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In Emotional Speech, Sisolak Focuses on Education, Health Care During Inauguration

Newly minted Nevada governor Steve Sisolak showed his emotional side through most of his inaugural address today in Carson City. He cried about his love for Nevada. He cried about raising his daughters, Ashley and Carley, whom he called “kind, compassionate, hell-raisers of the highest order.” He cried about teachers who have to buy snacks for their kids who come to school hungry. He cried about prescription drug prices. He cried about the response of Las Vegans to the October…

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Battle Born Progress Sets the Table Conversation

The Reid Machine. The phrase is almost cinematic, evoking images of a tall, lanky, frail looking but improbably powerful gray haired man, lifting his staff, Gandalf-like, high above his head, decreeing, “Nevada shall be Democratic,” followed by a lightning strike that leads us to the swearing in ceremony of Jacky Rosen. Harry Reid represented Nevada as a U.S. Senator from 1987 to 2017. He led Senate Democrats as both majority and minority leader, putting his stamp on some of the…