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‘Reinvest in Washington,’ PMA’s PR, Brandi’s ‘Eye’…


Friday, December 19, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From KPLU — Inslee proposes robust tax package for Washington state budget — “It is time to reinvest in Washington,” Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday. He proposed that the state adopt a new capital-gains tax to help fund a $39 billion two-year budget that would prioritize […]

Gap in port talks, Vermont gives up, Warren is wary…


Thursday, December 18, 2014   PORT CONTRACT TALKS   ► At Longshore & Shipping News — ILWU recesses caucus, awaits PMA response to contract proposal — Last Thursday, the PMA presented a new contract offer to the ILWU. Union negotiators reviewed the proposal over the weekend, and on Monday returned it to the PMA with […]

Cash for carbon, city councils act, Wall Street’s black hole…


Wednesday, December 17, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Inslee proposes carbon tax to fund transportation — After two years of watching gas-tax increases tank in the Legislature, Gov. Jay Inslee proposed Tuesday to take a new approach: Charge major polluters for the right to emit carbon. Inslee’s plan, featuring […]

Port progress, neutral Catholics, crocodile tears…


Tuesday, December 16, 2014   PORT CONTRACT TALKS   ► From Reuters — Longshore union, shippers see slow progress in U.S. West Coast port talks — The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks […]

Prison labor, Boeing breaks, pension cuts…


Monday, December 15, 2014   PRISON LABOR   ► “Sell block: The empty promises of prison labor,” a special report in The Seattle Times: Part 1: Broken prison labor system fails to keep promises, costs millions — Today, some 1,600 incarcerated men and women in prison factories produce everything from dorm furniture to school lunches. […]

Tougher tax breaks, Wall Street’s failing pension, Nina ‘Cares for Me’…


Thursday, December 11, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From KPLU — Legislative committee recommends toughening requirements for aerospace tax breaks — State Rep. Gerry Pollet (D-Seattle) says says the Legislature should make changes to the existing tax breaks so that companies like Boeing have to show they’re adding or at least maintaining jobs here. […]

Right-to-chair, federal surprises, TPP blackout, broke Millennials…


Wednesday, December 10, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Gov. Jay Inslee to seek $1 billion in tax hikes in two-year budget — Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget proposal for the next two years will include a request for $1 billion or more in higher taxes along with some program cuts, a delay […]

Port update, $15 for Tacoma, CPS ‘crisis,’ CEO moochers…


Tuesday, December 9, 2014   PORT CONTRACT   ► In today’s News Tribune — Ports’ slowdown continues — The heads of California’s two largest ports, Los Angeles and Long Beach, joined the chorus of business people, port executives and farmers this week asking President Barrack Obama to appoint a federal mediator to help shippers and […]

‘Feasible’ contracts, hockey children, Ducks walk…


Monday, December 8, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► At Slog — We can’t address climate change without addressing income inequality (by De’Sean Quinn and Remy Trupin) — In the near future, Governor Jay Inslee will propose major legislation to combat global warming at the state level. His action recognizes that climate change is one […]

Marching for $15, pensions at risk, E’s brother blows your mind…


Friday, December 5, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Workers rally across region to demand higher minimum wage — “What do we want? 15!” chanted the marchers, “When do we want it, now!” It was a slogan that echoed across the region as workers gathered at other restaurants in Aberdeen, […]


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