After Washington State criticized small business leaders for not wanting to enforce mask mandates, now Washington State Ferries doesn’t want to enforce them
In a tweet Monday, Washington State Ferries (WSF) announced they would not be vigorously enforcing mask mandates on the ferries, stating that their ‘employees are not trained in law enforcement.'Read the entire blog
Opt-out direction, updates, and good and bad news concerning long-term-care law
A newly created long-term-care program in Washington state does not guarantee workers “long-term” care.
In its most recent meeting, state commission members acknowledged that the WA Cares Fund’s lifetime benefit of $36,500 will offer only partial help with most individuals’ long-term-care needs. In some cases, the program won’t even guarantee workers short-term care: Individuals taxed for the program during their working years who then move out of state after retirement are pretty much guaranteed they'll see nothing at all.
That was one of the main takeaways from a Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Trust Commission meeting today. The group is overseeing a controversial law that created a program to be funded by a payroll tax of 58 cents per $100 starting in January.Read the entire blog
The environmental left celebrates failure and ignores progress: two examples
In Washington state, there is an inverse relationship between environmental data and the messages of the environmental Left. Where data show progress, environmental groups proclaim alarm. Where the evidence points to policy failure, they claim success.
Here are two recent examples.Read the entire blog