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Rob McKenna

More devices, more chances to skirt public records disclosure

Washington’s public records act is one of the best tools citizens have to hold their government accountable and ensure that government actions are transparent. Our state’s disclosure law is one of the broadest in the country, and that’s no wonder; voters themselves approved the law, with fewer exemptions and loopholes than would have been likely if the Legislature had approved … [Read More]

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Gov’s transportation plan isn’t honest about who will pay

It’s been a busy week in Olympia, one long on hyperbole and short on details. Gov. Inslee unveiled his education plan, transportation plan, a new cap-and-tax system … [Read More]

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Tax tanker shipments and oil-by-rail the same

For decades, Washington’s oil spill regulatory program has helped ensure that we’re prepared to handle the oil tanker traffic in our state’s waters. The program is … [Read More...]

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Jason Mercier

Senate should put voter-approved tax restrictions into its rules

Now that the 2014 election has been certified we know the official make up of the Legislature. Based on the responses to our supermajority for taxes legislative survey, we also know that the members of the Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) in the Senate support allowing the voters to consider a constitutional amendment to put the five-time voter approved policy into the … [Read More]