in so many ways… but let’s start with revenue. The Olympian reported (so it might be true) that the Gov is calling the legislature back in special session to deal with a revenue shortfall of at least 1.3 billion dollars. It’s probably a 2 billion dollar deficit, but the accountants are still penciling that out. […]
The Young Turks have an entertaining video up from a town hall meeting with Representative Hultgren. It’s short and tells the story. The woman asks the right question about the Bush tax cuts, prosperity and job creation. The same question could/should be asked in a broader time frame. Since 1980, the tax table has been […]
The Washington legislature continues to crawl through the special session. You can see where they have been by tracking the slimy trail. Well. I guess that’s a little harsh. But here is a note about the current status from my friends at POWER: POWER is an organization of low-income parents and allies advocating for a […]
Wensday Media has a bunch of hours of video coverage of the week at the Capitol in Olympia. We are working on editing at this point. Looking for an informative, entertaining video project at the end of the process. Here is a couple of minutes of the project to date. Hope you enjoy. Danny Kelly, […]
Folks are coming to Olympia in droves this week to demand a fair State budget. This is a week of action based on demands for a fair budget that were delivered to the lawmakers on March 17th. The Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget put on a bang-up day of speech and music and entertainment […]
The Wall Street Journal (radicals? socialists?) is running an article that says in paragraph 4: The plan would essentially end Medicare, which now pays most of the health-care bills for 48 million elderly and disabled Americans, as a program that directly pays those bills. Mr. Ryan and other conservatives say this is necessary because of […]
Thanks to Donna Albert for sending me a link to this video that is running on Grist among other places. It’s an interesting and entertaining piece on global distribution of wealth.