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Rob McKenna

Olympia’s everyday brinksmanship

With the first “special” session winding to a close with no budget deal in sight, Senate Republicans unveiled an updated budget proposal Thursday that makes significant movement toward House Democrats’ position but continues to hold the line on tax increases. For Speaker Frank Chopp’s caucus, that’s not good enough. They want tax increases, no matter the recent positive … [Read More]

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Congress continues to dither on the debt

When news stories throw around figures in the hundreds of billions and then trillions of dollars, most of us start getting lost in the enormity of those figures. … [Read More]

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Again, why should the state pay for a union research center?

A few months ago we highlighted a Freedom Foundation report about the state-funded Labor Education & Research Center (LERC), housed at South Seattle Community … [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]