Immigrant Relief Fund will deepen the shadows surrounding undocumented workers
Undocumented workers are the hidden people in every state, including Washington. Most work hard, pay taxes, and are engaged with their communities.
Our state, however, has decided to ignore its own hypocrisy by working toward making legal means of employment through the H-2A program more expensive and creating a $40 million fund for undocumented workers instead.Read the entire blog
WSDOT’s multimodal planners are updating the state’s Highway System Plan
WSDOT’s multimodal officials appear focused on updating the Highway System Plan to align with many of the agency’s ideological goals, rather than analyzing the cost and benefit of specific highway needs and improvements that would increase mobility. Though there is value in a multimodal perspective, highways also have a very basic utility to the state and to commerce that should be evaluated independent of ideological principles.Read the entire blog
Governor Inslee is open to a car tab tax cut, but only if it’s replaced by an offsetting tax increase
At a press conference yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee said he is open to reforming the car tab system, but only if the tax cut can be replaced with an offsetting tax increase. Initiative 976, which attempted to reduce car tab taxes, was overturned by the state Supreme Court last week despite statewide voter approval of the measure in 2019.Read the entire blog