Published on May 30, 2017
Democrats and Republicans have endorsed competing plans to fund education and satisfy the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. Both sides agree additional revenue sources are needed to meet the state’s obligations. But the two plans vary greatly in the total…
Published on May 4, 2017
By Timm Ormsby and Kristine Lytton The regular legislative session in Olympia has come and gone. Many bills were proposed, and negotiations between Democrats and Republicans ended in sound policy. Unlike Congress, the state Legislature has much less partisan conflict….
Published on April 13, 2017
For many of you getting your 2017 car tab bill, there was some sticker shock. The passage of Sound Transit 3 added an additional tax to the annual fee you pay with car registration. That is a heavy burden to…
Published on April 12, 2017
Anyone who flies may have noticed a sign at their nearest airport about changing federal requirements for what ID you can use to get through security and fly. This is part of a law Congress passed called the REAL ID…
Published on March 27, 2017
Families first. That’s the driving principle behind the House Democratic proposed operating budget. People across the state have asked us how we can improve education, make college affordable, create thriving communities, and keep and improve access to quality health care….