Here’s a video of a debate between Remy Trupin, director of the Washington State Budget and Policy Center, a liberal think tank in Seattle, and Jason Mercier of the conservative think tank Washington Policy Center.
State Supreme Court rules that legislature cannot cut basic education funding, regardless of budget difficulties
State Rep. Ross Hunter is reporting, in Landmark Supreme Court Case, that the State Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that “the Legislature cannot cut basic education funding regardless of the budget difficulties we face.” The legislature has failed to live up to the lofty language of Article IX of the constitution, and now it should […]
The PCOs of the 41st LD Democrats chose Mercer Island City Council member Tana Senn to serve the remainder of the State House term of Marcie Maxwell, who resigned last month to become Gov. Inslee’s senior adviser on education. The final vote was 49 votes for Tana Senn, and 33 voted for runner-up David Ellis. […]
Last Sunday afternoon I joined twenty or so others at the Renton library to watch the muckraking documentary An Inside Job. The two hour video tells how deregulation and a revolving door between regulators and industry fueled risky practices and huge profits on Wall Street. The two hour video is filled with interviews with knowledgeable […]