Will the home rental market collapse after the COVID-19 eviction moratorium is lifted?
Currently, the state enforced rental eviction moratorium, set to expire on June 30, prevents a renter from being evicted even if they are not paying rent. The continued eviction moratoriums are creating a significant problem for many owner operated, rental property owners.Read the entire blog
Charter schools in Washington state are showing what access to a great public education looks like
Summit Atlas charter school in West Seattle is celebrating its first graduating class. The popular parent-backed school is showing what access to a great public education can accomplish – 90% of its first group of 33 graduates are headed for college.
Local news site West Seattle Blog reported on the graduation ceremony with photos of students in cap-and-gown and happy families gathering to celebrate their success. Refreshingly, the story is reported as straight news, without the usual negative bias state and national reporters routinely aim at charter school families.
Summit Atlas is just one of three Summit charter schools in Washington state, serving over 500 students in grades 6-12. The others are Summit Sierra in Seattle’s International District (historically known as Chinatown) and Summit Olympus school in Tacoma.
Summit Schools are recognized as among the 14 most innovative high school programs in the world. With the use of the latest technology, students learn at their own pace, with hands-on support from teachers and other skilled educators.Read the entire blog
Meetings, rules and deadlines push long-term care law along
An investment subcommittee working on the WA Cares Fund — the state’s new long-term care entitlement program that comes with a payroll tax on workers beginning in January — met today. The meeting offered confirmation that the 2020 ballot-box defeat of a constitutional amendment set this program up for long-term failure. The constitutional amendment would have allowed the state to invest the program’s dollars into stocks and other methods of investment. Without such investment, the fund appears doomed, despite a payroll tax of 58 cents per $100 of W-2 workers' incomes.
Failure or not, rules for the program are coming together, as is a public relations campaign that will continue to roll out and inform people how their money will be taken and spent on administration and long-term care needs.Read the entire blog