According to the Washington State Democrats Endorsement finder, Richard Conlin got the endorsement of all of the Democratic Party organizations. “Endorsed by King, 11th, 32nd, 34th, 36th, 37th, 43rd, 46th” I think it’s time for us to do some soul searching. Not just because our electoral infrastructure might not be up to the task in off year elections, but if the voters of Seattle disagree with the Democratic Party in this municipal race, where else are we failing to connect with the voters we depend on to put candidates into office that will help us enact our agenda? (It’s the PLATFORM, Stupid) Was Kshama closer than Richard on our platform issues? Raising the minimum wage, fighting corporate greed, etc. I read her issues page, and thought “wouldn’t this be cool”, then voted for Richard because I know him and trust him. I guess my first impression was right. Seattle is about to show just how cool it is.
The Environmental Priorities Coalition says: SB 6406 would gut the Growth Management Act (the law that protects our state from sprawl), make several major policy changes to the State Environmental Policy Act, and now potentially delay laws that would prevent toxic stormwater runoff from entering Puget Sound and waterways across the state. Special interests are […]
The right wing Washington Policy Center has the following to say about the state education budget: “Washington’s school children had little to celebrate as lawmakers added $1.5 billion in new spending to an inefficient, unreformed K-12 public education system” (Key education reforms die leaving Washington’s school children little to celebrate). Is the $1.5 billion figure for […]
Nearly three years after the P-I ceased print publication and moved online, the quality of news coverage has declined. Cheap content such as pet and girly photos abound. Now comes news that award-winning political cartoonist David Horsey is leaving the Seattle P-I to work for the LA Times. (source) Veteran columnist and curmudgeon Joel Connelly […]