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Rob McKenna

Teacher strikes not justified

The one-day strikes teachers in some districts are staging (which are not legal) are protests against what they deem inadequate budget proposals for education spending. But is that accurate? I have been clear time and time again that the state needs to comply with the McCleary education funding decision. That means fully funding our K-12 schools, with stable funding that is … [Read More]

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Reminder: Teacher strikes are illegal in Washington

Several local teachers unions around the state are planning one-day walkouts as a protest. Neither the House nor Senate budgets are sufficient, they say, so to grab … [Read More]

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Harry Reid is leaving. Can we safely store nuclear waste, finally?

Harry Reid, the Democratic senator from Nevada and former Majority Leader, announced recently that he will not run for re-election in 2016. Congress will be better … [Read More...]

Guest Columnists

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]