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WPC in The Wall Street Journal!

WPC's Todd Myers' latest op-ed on energy for The Wall Street Journal, "It's time to bring energy policy into the smartphone era."

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Yesterday Senator Andy Billig attributed some of the modest increase in the state’s revenue forecast to the city of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and paid sick leave mandates. In a Democratic Leadership press conference Senator Billig said:
Friday, May 22, 2015
Things will get a bit easier for rideshare drivers and their customers under a bill Governor Inslee signed into law last week. Senate Bill 5550, originally sponsored by Senators Cyrus Habib and Joe Fain, provides a statewide structure of insurance requirements for rideshare companies to allow rideshare expansion across the state. WPC provided analysis on the bill back in February.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Education leader Rep. Chad Magendanz has released an informative chart (below), based on OSPI data, showing that teachers on average are not underpaid, but make well above the median household income in our state.  The numbers show that on average teachers make more than the taxpaying working families who pay their salaries. The teacher salary figures are for a ten-month work year, while most people earn their income over twelve months.