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CEO of Wash. health exchange gets 13 percent raise Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2013/11/20/2841472/ceo-of-wash-health-exchange-gets.html#storylink=cpy

November 22, 2013 J

OLYMPIA, WASH. — The CEO of the Washington state health exchange is getting a 13 percent raise. The board of the exchange voted 7-1 Wednesday to increase Richard Onizuka’s salary from $157,000 per year to just over $177,400. Only one board member, Teresa Mosqueda, voted against the raise, said Michael Marchand, spokesman for the Washington Health [...]

Higher-ed report sets goals, lacks plan, critics say

November 22, 2013 J

Keep college affordable and don’t let high tuition rates prevent low-income students from attending — those are two of the top recommendations from a new state policy group’s plan for the future of higher education in Washington. But the report is short on details for how to accomplish those goals, and some critics say they’re disappointed with [...]

Kitzhaber rep: No hearings on CRC this year

November 21, 2013 J

A spokeswoman for Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Wednesday confirmed that there will be “no hearings this year” on the Columbia River Crossing. The governor is working with lawmakers on holding hearings in January, and possibly taking up the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement during a regular legislative session in February, spokeswoman Amy Wojcicki said in [...]

Kathleen Sebelius apologizes for health care ‘debacle’

October 31, 2013 J

WASHINGTON – In her first appearance before Congress since the botched debut of the federal health care website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday apologized for the “debacle,” accepted responsibility and promised the technical problems could be fixed. Sebelius acknowledged that enrolling in insurance plans through the federal government’s online marketplace was a [...]

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