DEMOCRATS DEMAND THAT GOVERNMENT NOT USE HOSTILITY TO PROTECT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
LIBERALS’ LATEST HOMELESS RIGHT: PROTECTION FROM ‘HOSTILE ARCHITECTURE’ THAT IMPACTS THEIR SLEEP
Evidently, Democrats have run out of serious bills to propose before the session is even a month old. That must be the reason, KIRO Newsradio reports, that several “Washington Senate Democrats are backing a proposal that bans cities, towns, and counties from installing ‘hostile architecture’ aimed at preventing homeless camping.”
It seems that “design elements aimed at preventing activities such as skateboarding or rollerblading” are OK on government property, but not items which would impact a homeless person’s sleep. Those must go, if they are “designed to restrict the use of public spaces by individuals experiencing homelessness”, because that might result in cleaner public spaces for actual taxpayers.
But you can sleep easy knowing that the Democrat Senators didn’t just come up with this on their own, as Sen. Liz Lovelett admitted she “sponsored the bill on behalf of some unidentified students” here… KIRO Newsradio.
DEMOCRATS DEMAND GOVERNMENT LAND GRAB TO PAY FOR SOMETHING DEMOCRATS WON’T PAY FOR WITH EXISTING BILLIONS IN SURPLUS FUNDS
It’s another day in Olympia, so Democrats must be proposing a new way to make state government bigger. That’s clear from the op-ed the (Tacoma) News Tribune carried this morning from a pair of leading progressive Democrats who need a new rallying cry to spend more taxpayer money, in this case “we have punted on childcare for far too long — and it’s showing”.
One could ask these brave leaders why anyone should count on their Democrat Party to use their proposed Child Care Equity Land Trust to “finally fund the Child Care Deserts Grant Program” since the liberals never actually funded the program after creating it in 2021. Read on to see that now there’s a carbon tax, so let’s spend “$100 million of funding from the (carbon tax) to establish this trust by acquiring forestlands” that could be generating tax dollars for their communities… (Tacoma) News Tribune.
NEW SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER TAKES ALMOST A DAY TO RE-CONSIDER HER POSITION ON RAISING TAXES
Normally it takes politicians at least a few days in office before they start breaking campaign promises. But evidently newly appointed Seattle City Councilwoman Tanya Woo did not learn that lesson at campaign school reports KUOW, as after being the only one “of the eight finalists considered by the Council (for the appointed position), who said she was not open to new progressive taxes”, her tune changed after getting sworn in, as she “pulled back on that stance Wednesday.”
The temporary councilwoman told public radio that “she is open to progressive revenue options, but that imposing additional taxes ‘should be a last resort’.” Let’s hope that Councilwoman Woo does not travel the usual Democrat taxation trip, where the last resort is the first stop… KUOW.
MAKING TAXPAYERS PAY UNION WORKERS TO STRIKE IS STILL A DEMOCRAT PRIORITY
A union payoff that even California Governor Gavin Newsom found too expensive is now a bill advancing through the Washington legislature. That’s the story covered by the Washington Observer, noting that a “bid to pay striking workers unemployment benefits seems to be well on its way to its first floor vote.”
Making the taxpayers cover the wages for striking workers could cost “something in the neighborhood of $140 million per year” according to the legislature’s experts, but read on to see that is not slowing the Democrats down (since it is not their money)… Washington Observer.
IT TAKES THE DAMN ACT TO PROTECT DAMS
The fight over Washington’s Lower Snake River dams has taken more twists and turns than the river itself. And thanks to a federal backroom process that excluded most local interests, the latest reporting from the Lewiston Tribune is that “Rep. Dan Newhouse led a cadre of Northwest Republicans in their pledge to protect the lower Snake River hydropower system by introducing anti-dam breaching legislation,” a bill known as the Defending Against Manipulative Negotiators (DAMN) Act.”
The congressman representing many of those interests excluded by the Biden administration put it bluntly: “The Defending Against Manipulative Negotiators Act is the first of many pieces of legislation coming that combats this Administration’s radical, unfair, and unsubstantiated effort to destroy our dams.” You can learn more about how “dam breaching would be an economic disaster” here… Lewiston Tribune.
NEWEST TACOMA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ISN’T “TRYING TO DO A MONEY GRAB” WITH A MONEY-GRABBING LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY
It’s the type of story that will likely provide plenty of laughs for people not on the Tacoma City Council. That’s the takeaway from the KNKX radio story that the city’s newest council member is now the newest person to sue the city – and 10 individual police officers – for her role two years ago in an illegal street racing party.
Rest assured that Councilwoman Jamika Scott understands that “some people might question her motives or think it will cause division amongst the council.” However, the new politician believes she “deserve justice” for inserting herself into the illegal behavior of her not-yet constituents, and would “support my council colleagues” if they support illegal street racing… KNKX radio.
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