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Jim Keough

To meme or not to meme

It used to be said that if your political philosophy can be summed up on a bumper sticker, you need to read a book. The same can now be said about those who litter social media with political memes. The memes I am writing about are those fabricated e-placards that usually contain a picture and short statement that are posted on social media to convey some idea. In the … [Read More]

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38 years on, Olympia dealing with same K-12 funding problems

After the state Supreme Court’s recent attention-grabbing ruling in the McCleary education funding case, legislators are talking among themselves about how to … [Read More]

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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 … [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]