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Reporting in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Emily Parkhurst makes the point:Want a giant data center in your city? It takes more than cheap power. It takes tax incentives.We examined the issue in o…Read more
Isabel V. Sawhill of The Brookings Institution provides insight into the slowdown of middle class income gains....it turns out that the biggest source of the slowdown is the poor performance of produc…Read more
The news from Olympia is not encouraging. The Seattle Times reports, "Little progress toward fixing Olympia's last-minute meltdown."Nearly a week after the state Senate failed to delay the K-12 class-…Read more
The holiday weekend is behind us. Ideally, it gave lawmakers a chance to regroup and focus on the work yet to be done. The editorial boards of the Seattle Times and Everett Herald join The News Tribun…Read more
The antemortem continues on the strange, not-quite-end of the legislative session.Yes, the state has a two-year operating budget and the shutdown was avoided.Yes, lawmakers passed an historic and impo…Read more
Last night the House passed the revenues required to fund a $16 billion, 16-year comprehensive transportation plan. But, as with the operating budget, there's still more work to do. Jordan Schrader ha…Read more