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Standing up for our state after potshots from Idaho governor

January 23, 2015 in In the News
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Does the initiative process need fixing?

January 22, 2015 in Blog

Washington's constitution doesn't waste any time laying down the law when it comes to who is in charge:

ARTICLE 1, SECTION 1 POLITICAL POWER. All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.

Nearly half of electric car tax breaks go to state’s wealthiest 10 percent

January 20, 2015 in Publications

$15 million tax break does little to increase car sales, yields no environmental benefit

Inslee’s proposed budget far from sound, secure and stable

January 20, 2015 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured in The Tri-Cities Journal of Business on January 15, 2015.

In December, Gov. Inslee released his 2015-17 budget and tax plan.

After reviewing his balance sheet it has become clear that I need to update the dictionary I have been using to decipher budget terms.