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You Don’t Need to Wear Shades for Washington’s Economic Future

April 16, 2012 in Blog

A new report by the nonpartisan American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ranks the economic competitiveness in the 50 states, and while Washington’s rank over the past ten years (2000-2010) isn’t too bad, the future looks grim.  

'Occupy Transit' Day

April 9, 2012 in In the News
The David Boze Show (KTTH 770, Seattle)
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The David Boze Show (KTTH 770, Seattle)
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Teachers' union tries to impose ban on certain teachers

April 9, 2012 in In the News
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Democratic mayors across the nation challenge teachers' unions in political shift

April 6, 2012 in Blog

I noticed an interesting Washington Post article this week.  It reports that Democratic mayors in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Newark and Boston are challenging teachers unions.  It is unusual for elected leaders in major cities to identify local unions as one reason reforms cannot be achieved.  According to the story, these mayors:

If a High Minimum Wage can Kill a Sandwich, Imagine What it Does to Jobs

March 30, 2012 in Blog

Washington Policy Center has long warned that a high minimum wage reduces job opportunities and increases the cost of living.  The economics of it is simple.  The minimum wage is a price control that requires employers to pay workers a higher hourly wage.  That means they can afford to hire fewer workers, or they pay the inflated wages and pass the increased costs onto the customer, or a combination of both.