Senator Mike Padden says Jay Inslee’s Department of Corrections needs reforming.
When we heard that Washington State Wire had graded each department of the failed Inslee campaign, we here at Shift were curious. We were shocked when we saw they gave an overall “B” grade to a campaign that was broke, obtained 0% support in nearly all polls, and dropped out five months prior to the casting of the first ballot. We decided to review the Wire’s grades. (ShiftWA
Happening in Olympia
Senator Mike Padden (R – Spokane Valley) blasts the Inslee Administration for problems within the Department of Corrections (DOC) which led to the deaths of at least two civilians and three prisoners. At least two innocent civilians were killed by prisoners released too early due to a known problem with DOC’s computer program and at least three prisoners have died allegedly due to problems with DOC’s medical administration. Padden claims that the Governor has been obstructing efforts to reform the department. (Everett Herald).
Having already diluted the word “racist” to now include anyone who opposes extreme liberal ideas, the Democrat State Party is now doing the same thing with the term “white supremist.” Over the weekend the Dems sent out a fundraising email in which they suggested Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3) was aligned with a “white supremacists” and an advocate “of extremist violence.” Herrera Beutler is Hispanic, and she has been a champion for fighting for maternity care for low income families. Not quite the profile of an evil white supremacist the Dems are trying to portray. Unlike the Washington Democrats, Herrera-Beutler has never accepted $70,000 contributions from JZ Knight after she spewed hate against Hispanics and gays from her pulpit. (Washington Democrats email)
New House Speaker still doesn’t consider a capital gains tax an income tax even though every other state and the IRS do. New speaker Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) says there appears to be no public will to impose a state income tax. Jinkins will be once again be pushing a capital gains tax, even though all other states and the IRS consider it an income tax. (My Northwest and Washington Policy Center)
Millions set aside to help low income housing was allegedly diverted into government worker’s personal account. A “long time” employee of the Pierce County Housing Authority was fired in early August and is suspected of stealing “over $4 million” that was then used to make personal real estate purchases, including over 300 acres in Oklahoma. (Seattle Times)
A new 17-minute video on Downtown Spokane’s increasing crime and drug problems, suggest copying some of the solutions found in Boise. “Curing Spokane,” a video financed by developer Larry Stone, provide these four remedies:
- Build a new, bigger jail
- Have police enforce misdemeanors and all crimes and generally be more proactive on foot or bicycle;
- Sell the STA Plaza and move the bus station underground and;
- Solve the perceived parking problems by offering some free time in garages and on-street stalls and standardizing rates.
New rules and higher fees for selling cattle in Washington state will begin next month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is also encouraging ranchers to use the “840” tags that allows officials to monitor the cattle from birth to slaughter. (Associated Press)
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