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Gov. Inslee's 2015-17 budget: Where "extremely volatile" and "unpredictable" become "secure" and "stable"

December 18, 2014 in Blog

Today 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. Earlier this week the Governor said:

Elect justices by district; give Eastern Washington a voice

December 15, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured in Tri-City Herald on December 14, 2014.

Now that the 2014 election is in the books, we know that only one of the nine justices on the state Supreme Court will be from Eastern Washington, Justice Debra Stephens. Had she not won her election, all of the state’s Supreme Court justices would be from the Puget Sound region.

Remote testimony should be allowed

December 15, 2014 in In the News
Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Source: 
Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Date: 
Sunday, December 14, 2014