Live – House Labor and Workforce Development Committee: House Bill 1457 (Family and medical leave insurance) and House Bill 1313 (paid sick days):
Tune in now to watch the House committee hearings on paid sick days and paid family leave bills in Olympia!
02/14/12 4:08 p.m. Updated to clarify the distinction between the state “general fund” and “operating budget”. Yesterday’s post illustrated how to get comparable state budget numbers by accounting for inflation and population growth. Today I’ll look at three other ways we can put state spending in context. The first is to compare the general fund […]
02/14/12 4:10 p.m. This post edited to clarify the distinction between the state “general fund” and “operating budget”. Policy issues like marriage equality, paid sick days and the minimum wage have dominated the news from Olympia so far – but with the next state revenue forecast due on Thursday and cutoff dates looming, it’s time […]
Counter the lobbyists – create 2000 jobs and provide 1 year of community college free, just by closing three tax breaks
From the Everett Herald: I rode to work in the dark this morning, and I will probably ride home in the dark this evening. It’s that time of year, the sun rising later and setting earlier, Halloween right around the corner, and winter and darkness impending. The nation’s mood is equally darkening, and things are […]