Inslee’s team continues to hide the dire financial situation of his campaign.
Happening in Olympia
Another national story on Jay Inslee’s campaign attempting to deceive the public the perilous financial condition of his campaign. Inslee’s 2nd Quarter Federal Election Commission report shows his campaign spent $100,000 more than they took in between April thru June. Yet, the situation is much worse since Inslee’s campaign failed to pay their normal on-going monthly expenses (like salary) for June. Instead they pushed those expenses into July. Inslee had $172,000 in unpaid bills – thus their real numbers reveal they spent over a quarter million dollars more then they raised during the Spring. Inslee could not be reached for comment because he is campaigning in Michigan. (New York Times)
Montana Governor Steve Bullock has agreed to reimburse the state for expenses for his security team while he is campaigning for President. Bullock signed an agreement earlier this month to reimburse the state for incidental expenses (hotels, meals, and travel, but not salary) of the security team when he is campaigning outside of the state. Jay Inslee (who is not reimbursing the state for the $4 million Washington state taxpayers are disbursing for his security team) could not be reached for comment because he is campaigning in Michigan. (KTVQ)
Socialist Seattle City Council candidate Tammy Morales is upset about being called a “socialist.” Specifically, Morales is not pleased that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan stated she was just “another socialist” and labeled Durkan’s actions as “red-baiting” and “Trump-style fear-mongering.” Morales fears that being grouped together with current Socialist City Council Member Kshama Sawant will hurt her election chances in the race for the District 2 seat in southeast Seattle this fall. FYI – Tammy Morales acknowledges she is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. (MyNorthwest)
The King County Council is considering a proposal by Councilmember Kathy Lambert to rename a park in honor of former Sen. Andy Hill. The Sammamish Valley park (which is actually 94 acres) is mostly operated as a soccer complex by the Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association (LWYSA). Hill was a collegiate soccer player at Colgate University and was President of the LWYSA before being elected to the Washington state senate in 2010. Hill passed away from lung cancer in 2016. (Patch)
A study by Seattle’s ECONorthwest suggests that the Snake River dams should be breached. The Members of Congress said, “This privately funded study is a slap in the face of our state’s agricultural economy.” The study contends that the public is willing to pay the cost associated with protecting the salmon. The study did admit that there is an on-going scientific debate about the costs and benefits of dam removal and that there are many factors involved in the decline of the fish population. (Tri-City Herald)
The Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed a second wolf attack in Asotin County just this month. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff said this is the fifth killing that has taken place in the southeast corner of the state in the past two years by the Grouse Flat pack. (Washington AG Network)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service are again considering reintroducing grizzly bears into the North Cascades. They have re-opened public comment on their plans through to the middle of October. Favored by environmental groups but opposed by ranchers and Congressman Dan Newhouse. Danny DeFranco of the Cattlemen’s Association opposes the plan saying, “The state has showed the public how it is managing wolves and it’s not doing a very good job of it.” (Capital Press)
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