WASHINGTON has been highly regarded for the integrity of its state government, but that reputation is slipping. Even before questions arose about the state Department of Corrections scandal and state employees taking jobs at state-funded startups, The Center for Public Integrity lowered the state’s grade from a B-minus to a D-plus.
Washington’s years-long fight to put sunlight on tax breaks yielded a win for the public last week. The state Department of Revenue agreed to begin disclosing the amount of Boeing’s tax-break savings that were part of multibillion-dollar, tax-incentive packages approved by the Legislature for the aerospace sector in 2003 and 2013.
I am pleased to announce my public endorsement of Jenny Durkan for Mayor. I know her as a dignified and gracious woman of enormous capability and wisdom. ... See MoreSee Less
Joel Raphael"A woman of great corporate political contributions, with the courage to step in to the mayor's race after her potential opponent was accused of child rape."1 month ago
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