Gov. Inslee's 2015-17 state biennium budget includes a call for $600 million in new taxes, to be used for pay increases for public sector state workers. He claims they haven't had a pay raise in six years. But is that false?
If this were a private company, the CEO by now would probably have been fired, significant restructuring would have been done to save money, or the company would have tried re-organizational bankruptcy.
Two measures, House Bill 1739 and Senate Bill 5639, would replace the death penalty with life in prison without possibility of parole. It would also require the defendant to work in prison with the money generated being given as restitution towards the victim's families.
Wednesday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a plan to raise the minimum smoking age in our state from 18 to 21. Ferguson cannot himself propose legislation but apparently has legislators who have created a bill at his request.
2014 was a busy year for Google, obviously. The world's #1 search engine was kept hopping as people searched for quick answers to questions, and definitions. What was the #1 search in Washington state?
With world leaders meeting this week in New York for the United Nations Climate Leadership Summit, the Governors of WA, OR, CA and the Premiere of British Columbia issued statements all but guaranteeing they will pursue carbon taxes.
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