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The Seattle Times headline over Joseph O'Sullivan's special session preview story asks the key question: "As Olympia budget talks go into OT, what could possibly change?" Not much, apparently. As the…Read more
When the special legislative session begins Wednesday, transportation investment will be one of the few must-do items on the agenda. The Associated Press reports lawmakers agree on the priority, if no…Read more
Yesterday we posted again on legislative proposals to increase the state property tax while reducing local levies ("levy swap"). There are several different approaches under consideration, as describe…Read more
Who could have seen this coming? Well, nearly everyone though it's customary and appropriate to hope for timely outcomes. Bowing to the inevitable, lawmakers leave Olympia today for a brief respite be…Read more
As lawmakers continue to struggle with how to meet the state Supreme Court's McCleary mandate to reduce school districts' reliance on local levies to fund basic education, the levy swap has again gain…Read more
Washington ranks among the nation's "innovation leaders," according to the Consumer Electronics Association inaugural scorecard. (Report pdf here.) As the map below shows, that's a second tier ranking…Read more