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48th LD Town Hall: Ross Hunter, Rodney Tom, and Cyrus Habib discuss education, budgets, and tax loopholes
Saturday morning I attended the Town Hall meeting of the 48th LD, at Redmond City Hall. Representatives Ross Hunter and Cyrus Habib, and Senator Rodney Tom gave short presentations. For most of the meeting they answered questions. Most of the questions concerned education funding and tax incentives. Hunter said that higher ed sorts and finds […]
Republicans in Washington State are planning to raise your taxes. On Monday, March 2, the State Senate, under control of the Republicans, voted to raise gas taxes by 11.7 cents over three years. Now, in fact, I support raising the gas tax, both because it generates revenue needed for transportation and because it discourages driving, […]
Conservatives love to hate public schools and public school teachers. Every chance they get, conservatives (more properly called “regressives”) blame public schools for the poor educational outcomes of students in poor neighborhoods. They also point to the supposed low performance of American students compared to students of other countries. Image source: wikipedia For a while […]