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GOP kills infrastructure jobs, Trump revives Trumpcare, NAFTA 2

Thursday, July 20, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Olympian — No fix for water rights ruling — and no construction budget — expected before lawmakers adjourn — Washington state lawmakers appeared as if they would adjourn for the year Thursday without resolving a dispute over water rights, as well as without passing […]

Wife sworn in, let it fail/let ’em die, stable schedules

Wednesday, July 19, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Columbian — Ferguson champions consumer protection — Two separate conventions packed the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Tuesday and drew the attention of state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee. On the docket: consumer protection and labor unions… The Washington State Labor Council, a […]

Jobs still held hostage, Trumpcare lacks votes, NAFTA 2

Tuesday, July 18, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Washington lawmakers face deadline in stalemate over rural water-use — A handful of Washington lawmakers hope to reach a last-minute deal to end the lingering — and consequential — stalemate over rural water-use and a capital-construction budget. Washington residents everywhere could miss […]

Persak for Port, scary new Trumpcare, Diaper Don’s destination

Friday, July 14, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — The Times recommends: John Persak for Port of Seattle Commission, Position 4 (editorial endorsement) — In a field of accomplished candidates, Persak stands out as the candidate with the most experience and commitment to supporting and expanding the port. A longshoreman, Persak […]

GOP politics > jobs, we’re #1, who should lead labor

Thursday, July 13, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Work on new Burke Museum may halt as state capital budget gets caught up in politics — Last year, legislators made a down payment on a new Burke Museum and promised to fund the rest in 2017. But now the capital […]

Release the hostages, Cruz vs. 1.5M Americans, it’s a Category 5

Wednesday, July 12, 2017   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the (Everett) Herald — Cut capital budget’s tie to water rights dispute (editorial) — The state’s $4 billion capital budget, which provides the funding for construction of public schools, colleges, universities, community and youth facilities, parks, environmental projects and more, is being held up by […]

Seattle taxes the rich, Diaper Don loves it, colleges are bad

Tuesday, July 11, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle City Council approves income tax on the rich, but quick legal challenge likely — The measure applies a 2.25 percent tax on total income above $250,000 for individuals and above $500,000 for married couples filing their taxes together. A legal challenge […]

Jobs held hostage, America hates Trumpcare, pope ♥s unions

Monday, July 10, 2017     THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Seattle Times — Gov. Inslee vetoes tax cut for manufacturers passed ‘in the dead of night’ — Drawing angry backlash from Republicans, Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday vetoed a big tax break for Washington manufacturers, saying it was passed in “an unaccountable manner […]

Beat the clock, ‘Fair Work Week,’ blood on a tax cut, Lowell’s Feat

Friday, June 30, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Olympian — Budget deal must be signed by midnight to prevent shutdown — A $43.7-billion budget deal that has been in the works for the past six months was released to the public early Friday morning, less than 24 hours before it must be […]


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