As the 2015 legislative session comes to a close in Olympia, and with an operating budget signed into law …..IT”S TIME TO HAVE A SUMMER PICNIC!
If Washington lawmakers don’t have a budget by the end of the month, state government will shut down. But it would only be a partial shutdown. A lot of workers and services would remain in place. To put it in perspective, there are about 60,000 general government employees in Washington state. About 26,000 of them […]
Monday 6/8/15 10:37 AM ~~~ At this moment in Olympia, a defining clash is occurring between radicals and pragmatists, between those who promote dependency and those who promote hope. GOVERNOR INSLEE, SPEAKER FRANK CHOPP, AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE WILLING TO SHUT DOWN STATE GOVERNMENT IN ORDER TO FORCE REPUBLICANS TO VOTE FOR A MASSIVE TAX […]
The start of June brings good news for those conservatives tracking the progress of the Washington State Legislature. As the lawmakers pace themselves through the second 30-day special session Danny Westneat, columnist for the Seattle Times had an interesting “bottom line” comment to make in his June 2, 2015 post: But mostly the political year […]