Daily Clips: November 4th, 2016

Sec of State Kim Wyman falls under sway of big-money corporate lobbying: Kim Wyman, who is a Republican, loves to tell Washington voters that she is not interested in partisan bickering. So it therefore appears somewhat odd that she went to “closed-door meetings” sponsored by the NRA and others. In fact, just last month there was a weekend retreat put together by Koch Industries where they “shot pheasant and clay pigeons.”

Minimum-wage advocates chastised Washington’s secretary of state, Kim Wyman, who is in the midst of a re-election campaign. She has benefited from a blitz of radio advertisements paid for by the Republican group that sponsored the May meetings with industry representatives. Ms. Wyman declined requests to comment.

The US economy created 161k jobs in October: The unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, as well.

Study: Obama tax hikes on rich didn’t hurt economy, or rich: Would you look at that.

State ballot initiatives on gun control appear likely to pass: Washington, Maine, and Nevada all look posed to win big on Extreme Risk Protection Orders and universal background checks, respectively.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.