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Rob McKenna

Is Seattle too tolerant of crime?

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Maintaining public safety is one of local government’s core functions. When citizens feel public safety is eroding and government’s response is ineffective, the problem goes beyond the matter of crime itself. It strikes at the legitimacy and competency of government itself. Clearly that is the case in Seattle today. As reported by KIRO 97.3 and the Seattle Times recently, … [Read More]

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McKenna on KIRO: The Seattle ‘Jungle’ murders

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Rob discussed the recent murders committed by three teenagers in Seattle's "Jungle" homeless encampment, and whether their mother will be charged, with KIRO 97.3 … [Read More]

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Let’s stop electing the Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Truly accountable government requires a few elements. To be legitimate, it must be democratically elected by the people it represents It must be accessible to … [Read More...]

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Drew Stokesbary

Let’s reform Washington’s most regressive tax

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Rob McKenna: In the 2012 campaign, I advocated for a revenue-neutral levy swap to help satisfy the McCleary decision. The idea of a levy swap was originally developed in the legislature by a House Democrat and a Senate Republican. Under a revenue-neutral levy swap, local property taxes would be lowered and state property taxes raised by an equal amount. This would allow the … [Read More]