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Rob McKenna

Why shouldn’t state Obamacare exchange reveal employee salaries?

A new state law requires the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (WHBE), the state’s Obamacare exchange, to reveal employee salary data to the Legislature and the public. If you’re surprised it doesn’t do that already, you’re not alone. As everyone is aware, the exchange has had numerous issues since its Fall 2013 rollout to the public. I’ve added my own two cents regarding … [Read More]

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The Republican “establishment” and its discontents

To some, the story of the GOP over the past few years (as seems to be the case periodically) is one of tension between the “establishment” and the grassroots. You … [Read More]

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Eight new charter schools in Washington – some hope they’ll fail

Eight new public charter schools are opening their doors in Washington. That has a lot of families celebrating, and with good cause. Public charter schools offer … [Read More...]

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Rep. Hans Zeiger

State transportation plan balances reforms, investments

The Legislature has passed the first new transportation funding package in a decade. Credit is due to Senate Transportation Committee Chair Curtis King (R-Yakima) and ranking member Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens), House Transportation Committee Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) and ranking member Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama) and other legislative leaders for being at the table for … [Read More]