What has Bob Ferguson been up to lately? The second-term state A.G. garnered a lot of attention in 2017 for his many lawsuits against the Trump Administration. Since then the pace has slowed a … [Read more...]
Think a head tax kills jobs? YOU’RE A RIGHT-WING EXTREMIST!!!
If you’re like us, you probably realize right off the bat that taxing jobs is a bad idea. Jobs, economic growth, construction, commerce – these are what keep government bureaucrats fat and … [Read more...]
Never mind, for now – Lefties put income tax initiative on hold
Two weeks ago Shift reported on a tricky initiative filed by Lefty groups that aims to fool voters into approving a state income tax. Or rather, it would fool people into voting for a premise they … [Read more...]
Iron workers counter-protest Sawant. Is “real Seattle” pushing back?
If you’re to believe some of our more conspiracy-minded Facebook friends, you really have to read some Saul Alinsky. His “Rules for Radicals” supposedly explains just about every action President … [Read more...]
New “not necessarily an income tax” initiative is ALL about an income tax
You can’t say they’re not getting cleverer (alternate phrase: devious). A bevy of far left groups, backed by liberal deep pocket Nick Hanauer, filed two possible initiatives with the final aim of a … [Read more...]
It’s campaign season – beware candidates’ meaningless “stands” on donations
As sure as the tides, you can count on political candidates trying to make hay out of their opponents’ fundraising. The message is always the same: The other guy’s money is evil and mine is … [Read more...]
Sound Transit true believers: “We can have everything.”
Seattle is getting increasingly…odd. Not in a “Keep Austin Weird” sense, but more of a “Is anybody in charge here?” kind of way. Consider: Downtown feels increasingly run-down, the city tolerated … [Read more...]
Jay Inslee will take on Trump, but he’s scared of Sawant?
Jay Inslee loves headlines about how he’s “taking on” President Trump, or “fighting back,” or just generally being a Scrappy-Doo to the Trump White House’s Guy Pretending to Be Ghost. He loves these … [Read more...]
Carbon tax initiative’s murky ballot title is under challenge
All initiatives in Washington receive a ballot title that is supposed to sum up for voters, clearly and concisely, what the initiative is about. As Shift pointed out two weeks ago, the ballot title … [Read more...]
Inslee has millions and millions of reasons to sign SEIU bill
There’s probably not too much drama on this one, but a bill to lock Medicaid-reimbursed home health care workers into the SEIU 775 union sits on Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk. The legislation is a … [Read more...]
New carbon tax initiative says it’s not a tax, performance can’t be measured
Fears and anxieties reveal a lot about us. So what does it say about the Left that they’re so worried about measuring the effectiveness of their schemes and programs? Well, it says they’re worried … [Read more...]
With full control, D’s still release budget at last minute and swipe from reserves
Just one week ago, the governor vetoed a bill after a huge, unprecedented public outcry. Over 20,000 people contacted Gov. Inslee’s office on the matter, and legislators got an earful from angry … [Read more...]