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A new poll shows 69 percent of Olympia voters favor a $15 minimum wage in the capital city. The poll was conducted Jan. 22-25 by Patinkin Research Strategies, a research firm based in Portland, Orego…Read more
As we noted earlier, the House has scheduled a budget hearing for Friday afternoon. The introduction of the House spending plan moves the Legislature closer to session's end. One question that may not…Read more
UPDATE: After we posted this we found this post from the National Association of Manufacturers' Shopfloor blog that discussed federal carbon tax proposals. It links to a NAM economic analysis. ***** W…Read more
Yesterday we noted this U.S. Chamber of Commerce report on the positive effects of the No Child Left Behind law's requirements for assessment, public reporting of data, and accountability for performa…Read more
The Spokesman-Review agrees with Opportunity Washington: Senate Bill 5715 would have a summary of an initiative’s impact on state revenues, or an estimate of its potential cost, included in the ballot…Read more
The U.S. Chamber reports that academic achievement for disadvantaged students has improved under the No Child Left Behind reforms. The chamber points specifically to requirements for annual assessmen…Read more