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Rob McKenna

Ports belong to us; don’t let anyone shut them down

Last fall, dockworkers began work slowdowns at ports all along the West coast, including Seattle, which lasted for months. The slowdowns resulted in missed shipments and rotting crops, hurting Washington businesses and farms, and it idled truck drivers and other workers who couldn’t make money to support their families.The work slowdown in Seattle came on the heels of a … [Read More]

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Congress coddles, hamstrings money-losing Postal Service

In 2014, the U.S. Postal Service lost $5.5 billion. It was the eighth year in a row the Postal Service lost money, for a total of $51.7 billion over that … [Read More]

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Seattle: Lower housing costs through more fees, less supply?

Which of the following do you think is most likely to help bring down rising housing costs? A. Rent control B. Higher fees on new development C. More stringent … [Read More...]

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Drew Stokesbary

Let’s reform Washington’s most regressive tax

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]