George Washington Reacts to the 2015 elections, in which only 36% of registered voters bothered to cat their ballots.
The state in the current biennium budget period gave out 176 tax breaks for B&O taxes totaling some $7.5 billion while collecting only $6.5 billion in revenue. The exemptions were 54% of the potential tax base. When an exemption is given it means that a tax shift occurs so the responsibility falls on someone else. […]
The Seattle P-I reports Poll in hot House race: Koster, Burner ahead “He’s a Tea Party champion, and Republican John Koster appears to be the hottest candidate in the contest for the open U.S. House seat in the radically redrawn 1st Congressional District. The Snohomish County Councilman is at 46 percent in a new KING-5/Survey […]
Saturday I attended the 41st Legislative District town hall, where Rep. Judy Clibborn (D – Mercer Island — left, below), Rep. Tana Senn (D – Mercer Island), and Senator Steve Litzow (R – Mercer Island) answered questions about tolling of I-405, charter schools, taxes, and Puget Sound Energy’s plan to install new high-power lines (Energize […]