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Three Tacoma campaign volunteers honored by National Women’s Political Caucus

The state Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus has included three volunteers from Tacoma among 15 volunteers statewide who were designated campaign Heroines.

They are Lynda Foster, Julie Myers and Janet Thiessen and they were singled out for their work on two 27th District legislative campaigns – Myers for her fundraising work for Jeannie Darneille‘s state Senate race; Foster and Thiessen for their work on the reelection of state Rep. Laurie Jinkins.

Also honored for her work on the secretary of state campaign of Kathleen Drew was Charlene Hunt of Olympia.

The announcement noted that Washington state once

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Tacoma: PAC that sent attack mailer about Jack Connelly in 27th District state senate race still hasn’t reported it

At least 10 days have gone by, but a political action committee that recently distributed $8,000 worth of attack mailers against 27th District senate candidate Jack Connelly still has yet to file a report with the state’s campaign finance watchdog.

And that means the group, Tacomans for Integrity in Goverment, is likely running afoul of state campaign finance law.

“If they spend at least $1,000 in support or opposition to any candidate, the committee must file a special report within 24 hours of when the ad is presented to the public or on the first business day when

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Bill to save Tacoma museum passes out of committee

A bill in the Legislature to save museums in Olympia, Tacoma and Spokane made it out of committee today, but it could still face some tough political resistance.

In a 6-5 vote, the House State Government and Tribal Affairs Committee passed House Bill 2033, which would create a Department of Heritage arts and Culture and set aside money to keep state museums open, though it went through amendments that reduced the state programs that would make up the new department.

What’s at stake in the bill is finding money for three state museums, including Tacoma’s State History Museum, that Gov. Chris Gregoire’s budget proposal would have funded at such low levels they would not be able to stay open to the public.

It’s been controversial because the bill would take money away from a proposed State Heritage Center in Olympia that would house the State Library and Archives.

Rep. Jeanne Darnielle, a Tacoma Democrat and the primary sponsor of the bill, said it was worth it to transfer money from the Heritage Center project into a fund to benefit the new department because of the programs it would preserve.

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