Jay Inslee only goes to his taxpayer-funded job about 40% of the time.
Happening in Olympia
Since announcing his presidential candidacy, Governor Jay Inslee has spent nearly 60% of his time out of state and many in-state days are filled with campaign obligations. Inslee’s office tried to spin this by saying “Gov. Inslee is sharing the Washington story across the nation, including on the national debate stage in front of tens of millions of Americans.” Thus, the campaign’s justification for Inslee not showing up for his $175,000 a year job is “Yea, he doesn’t show up for work, but he talks about us and thus everything is OK.” (NW News Network)
Democrats and their largest contributors (government employee unions) are now going after legislative staffers to unionize. Thus, Republican legislative staffers will pay dues that can be used to defeat their bosses. (Washington State Labor Council)
With many of the city councilmembers who signed the pledge for Seattle’s Green New Deal (GND) soon to leave office, and some are fearful of moderates winning in upcoming elections, GND supporters are attempting to quickly pass more binding extreme environmental commitments. With many of the 50 candidates running in the council races not as extreme as current members, Councilman O’Brien is leading the charge to pass laws that the new council might have difficulty removing. (Crosscut)
The annual Blue Angels Seafair appearance went off without a hitch. Most locals basked in patriotic appreciation of the technology and skill needed to fly the planes. At the same time, extremists on the left achieved their euphoria of believing they are better than the masses by condemning the war-mongering and environmental harm they believe the Angels’ performances create. (MyNorthwest)
Juan Orozco was Mayor of Wapato for just eight months (January 2018 – August 2018) but caused eight lawsuits, nine tort claims, a Washington State Auditor investigation, a Yakima County Prosecutor investigation, a Yakima County Sheriff investigation and nearly $500,000 (thus far) paid out for attorney’s fees and judgements. These are the results of“allegations ranging from nepotism, ethics, and Open Public Meetings Act violations to wrongful termination and intimidation.” After Orozco resigned last summer, he was appointed to the $90,000 a year job as City Administrator by his replacement – this act is also being investigated. (Yakima Herald)
A Maryland special interests group failed in its attempt to stop the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) from proceeding to kill wolves responsible for 27 mutilations of livestock in Northeast Washington. King County Superior Court refused the temporary injunction request from the Center for Humane Economy which sought to prevent the WDFW from moving forward with wolf removal of the Old Profanity Territory pack. (Washington AG Network)
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