Hilary Franz sets very low fundraising expectations for her campaign and supporters
Seattle liberals plan to wipe-out the rideshare industry to protect the wealthy special interests. As much as liberals might try to convince you this is a moral fight for the rights of workers or a virtuous crusade to save the planet, the push to unionize the gig economy is really a fight for the unions who will return millions of dollars to Democrat campaign coffers and keep them in power. (ShiftWA)
Happening in Olympia
Land Commissioner Hilary Franz is taking cues from the failed Inslee presidential campaign – set very low fundraising goals then brag that you have surpassed expectations. Franz sent out a fundraising email last week setting a goal of raising $2,500 by the end of the 3rd Quarter (Monday night). It is hard to imagine any incumbent statewide candidate having difficulties raising just $2,500. We look forward to her next email where she will brag about surpassing goals. (Franz Campaign email)
The embattled Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s campaign, brought a small but disruptive crowd to her Town Hall debate with her opponent Egan Orion. After an embarrassing primary result (37%), Sawant’s campaign resorted to the only thing they have proven they can do – use her large war chest, largely funded by out-of-state money, to organize disruptive crowds. With a paid campaign staff the size of most U.S. Senate campaigns (for a district race that is 1/7th of Seattle), Sawant’s campaign can only hope all the disruptions deflect voters’ attention from her destructive policies. (KUOW)
An Orting School District employee bought hoverboards, gaming devices and laptops with district funds and gave them out as personal gifts. An investigation from the Washington State Auditor also found at the employee’s home several iPhones and an iPad that were the district’s property. (News Tribune)
Four weeks after the start of classes, the Spokane Public Schools finally reached a new agreement with the Spokane Education’ Association. After last year’s 13.3% pay raise that forced the district to lay-off personnel and dip into their reserves, this year’s contract is expected to be more responsible. The union plans to make public the contract’s details on October 8th. (Spokesman-Review)
A Moses Lake non-profit is giving bus tickets to the homeless so they can find warm shelter. Along with providing food and clothing to those experiencing homelessness, Serve Moses Lake offers bus tickets to Spokane, Seattle, Tri-Cities, Wenatchee, and out of state to those seeking shelter. Moses Lake does not currently have a homeless shelter but is expecting to open a facility in 2020. (KXLY)
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