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Rob McKenna

With ruling, workers have new rights but union allies looking to keep the money flowing

The U.S. Supreme Court often waits until the final week of the term to release its most anticipated rulings. So it was this year, with the court putting out its decision in the much-watched Janus v. AFSCME labor case last week. The court ruled that government employees have a 1st Amendment right to opt out of union participation entirely. They can’t be required to pay … [Read More]

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McKenna on KIRO: Are these initiative titles intentionally misleading?

KIRO 97.3 host Dave Ross asked Rob about two initiatives on this fall’s ballot. Supporters of I-1631, which would impose a carbon tax, are billing it as a “pollution … [Read More]

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Western State crisis shows lack of action, lack of leadership

No one in state government gets to plead ignorance on this one. Western State Hospital, a mental health facility, has been in crisis for years. The deficiencies, … [Read More...]

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Jim Keough

Why the Janus v. AFSCME court decision matters

In his Gettysburg Address President Abraham Lincoln did not close by saying, “Government of the government employees, by the government employees, for the government employees.” Yet, for the past couple of decades that is exactly what has occurred in our country. No other entity spends as much money to influence government policies and has as much control over a political … [Read More]