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State Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants the state Supreme Court to take up the legal challenge to the state capital gains tax sooner rather than later, Geek Wire reports. Seeking to overturn a lower…Read more
Gov. Inslee celebrated passage of the $17 billion, 16-year transportation package in bill signings Friday. On his Medium page, the governor links the package to his climate change priorities. Legisla…Read more
Just 187,000 UI claims were filed across the nation last week, reports the U.S. Department of Labor. In the week ending March 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 187,000,…Read more
Pew Stateliness: People did move during the pandemic, but not far. Seattle’s loss is Orcas Island’s gain?March 24, 2022
There's been much written during the pandemic about domestic migration. About people leaving downtown offices to work from home, even when home is in another town or state. About crime, housing afford…Read more
In the Washington Observer Paul Queary writes that "the real capital gains tax repeal initiative appears." That's probably right. As his headline suggests, it's neither the first nor only initiative f…Read more
The jobs recovery continues. The Daily Yonder (that's their map above) reports, Both rural and urban America now have just about as many jobs as they did in January 2020, the month we first started he…Read more