The right wing think tank Washington Policy Center is proposing an amendment to the Washington State Constitution to make a permanent 2/3 super-majority requirement on raising revenue. See Citizens’ Guide to Initiative 1185: To Affirm the Two-thirds Vote Requirement for Tax Increases. Duch an amendment will be needed if the State Supreme Court rules I-1153 (the predecessor of I-1185) to be unconstitutional.
Shirley Sutton Sweeps King, Snohomish counties Democrat endorsements “Shirley Sutton, candidate for the 32nd LD State Representative, Position 1, has swept sole endorsements from: King County Democrats, Snohomish County Democrats and the 32nd Legislative District Democrats. Ms. Sutton, former Lynnwood City Council Member, career educator and community organizer, is challenging incumbent State Representative, Cindy Ryu.” […]
From Bob Hasegawa: Washington Investment Trust: an update Two years ago I introduced a bill that would establish a publicly owned bank for the State of Washington – known as the Washington Investment Trust (WIT). The WIT would be a bank that serves as the repository for state deposits and is publicly owned, governed, and […]
With only a few days left in the primary race for the 1st Congressional District, progressive champion Darcy Burner and centrist Democrat Suzan DelBene are neck and neck in the polls. But recent revelations about DelBene’s failure to file important records with the FEC may (should) decide the race. Washington State Progressive Caucus Chair Judith […]