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.
We hear so much about the debt carried by Washington state, when it comes to government spending, unfunded liabilities (financial commitments not covered by taxes) and pensions. But how does it look in "real life?"
For many experts and economists, dealing with politicians has become like beating their head against a rock. Here comes yet another credible study showing raising the minimum wage doesn't do any good, and in fact, hurts the people it was designed to help.