Credo Mobil and are reporting that the bill SB 5805 that would have fast-tracked the coal export terminal has died. This is a victory for anti-coal activists, who were quite vocal in their opposition to the measure. The way the bill was worded, it was unclear whether it applied just to a gravel terminal or also to the coal terminal.
Microsoft Admits Keeping $92 Billion Offshore to Avoid Paying $29 Billion in US Taxes Microsoft could find payoff, take high road by paying up taxes Microsoft doesn’t need our tax break Microsoft’s Staggering Tax Dodge Alone Would Fund the Entire State of Washington for Two Years Microsoft’s tax avoidance schemes: national and in Washington […]
Wednesday evening over 400 people attended the hearings in Seattle organized by the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup. It seems that most of attendees wanted to testify. People were chosen at random, by number, and the numbers chosen ranged has high as the low 400s. My number did not come up. Here is the testimony I […]
Almost all Republican federal lawmakers have signed the Norquist pledge against raising taxes. In the current, 113th Congress, 229 representatives and 39 senators have signed the pledge (source). Here’s the pledge: I, ____________, pledge to the taxpayers of the _____district of the state of _________ and to the American people that I will: One, […]