The Stand

Call Congress: Don’t take away health care! »

Very close House vote expected Thursday; outcome is still in doubt   WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 22, 2017) — This is it. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) confirmed he will be bringing “Trumpcare,” the terrible Republican health care bill, up for a vote on Thursday. Thursday’s…

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‘Deeply troubled’ by Judge Gorsuch’s record »

AFL-CIO: Supreme Court nominee sides with corporations over people   WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 21, 2017) — Senate confirmation hearings began Monday for Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch. If confirmed to a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest…

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STATE GOVERNMENT

Senate Republican budget plan short-changes state employees »

GOP ignores state collective bargaining laws, slashes negotiated raises   OLYMPIA (March 21, 2017) — The long-awaited Senate Republican budget proposal was released today, and…

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New state revenue forecast shows that tax reform can’t wait »

State revenues continue to lag behind Washington’s economic growth   The following is from Andy Nicholas and Kelli Smith of the Washington State Budget and…

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Hold Boeing accountable for state tax breaks (WSLC Leg. Update) »

New bills would protect Washington jobs as Boeing cuts continue   OLYMPIA (March 13, 2017) — With support from organized labor, Washington’s Legislature has approved…

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