Author Archives Julie Spatacean

  • Last week, the KCGOP urged King County Metro to update its website regarding known revenue forecast projections that would reduce bus service cuts as claimed by proponents of Proposition 1. KCGOP Chair Lori Sotelo followed-up with a letter to King County urging full disclosure for the sake of public transparency. King County Metro officials appeared […]

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  • The KCGOP issued this press release on Friday, King County Metro’s March 2014 revenue forecast report indicates that, due to improved revenue projections, expected cuts to bus service will be reduced. However, Metro will wait until after the results of the April 22nd special election on Proposition 1 to release updated information regarding the threatened cuts. […]

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  • Recently, Sound Politics reported that, back on January 28, Move King County Now (MKCN) campaign manager April Putney made a certain public records request from King County Councilmember Larry Phillips. Putney asked for a “contact list of people identified by Councilmember Phillips (or any other councilmember…) as transit advocates.” The very next day, Putney received her requested […]

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  • Thank goodness it’s the Friday before the start of Real Prosperity Across America week. The Progressive State Network—an organization funded by the unsoiled money of the upstanding do-gooder that is George Soros—plans to kick off a week-long “National Week of Action” campaign for real prosperity from April 7-13. Real Prosperity Across America week is billed […]

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  • Gov. Jay Inslee spent April Fools’ Day ensuring the University of Washington uses your tax dollars to encourage highly partisan political hacks to bash Republicans as a “ideologically, racially homogeneous” party of “southern… white males.”  David Roberts—writer for an online environmental magazine—graced the April Fools’ Day climate change summit at UW with the less-than-original, stereotypical […]

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  • Remember when Seattle Mayor Ed Murray really showed everyone who is boss by giving into the demands of socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant and creating an “Income Inequality Committee” that would almost certainly decide to implement an across-the-board $15 minimum wage in Seattle? Remember when, right after Mayor Murray’s grand show of leadership, Sawant proceeded […]

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  • This week’s news includes a long awaited break through, a lagging job market and a couple of not-so-brilliant ideas. Here is your weekly round-up: Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat seems to have made a discovery, of sorts. In a recent column, Westneat explains how Seattle’s bid to become the “most progressive”—better put, most liberal—city in the […]

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  • The next time you open your front door to receive a UPS package, you might get more than you bargained for—U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and her entourage to be exact. Earlier this year, DelBene distinguished herself by becoming one of nearly 200 House Democrats to sign as co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act—a bill […]

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  • Democrats reject $40 million in federal funds for education—all to please Washington Education Association, our state’s powerful teachers union. Read more here. Democrat Sen. Tracey Eide of Federal Way holds a bipartisan package on transportation hostage to her political games. She publicly announces, “I get a package, [then] we’ll hear reforms… It’s the only leverage […]

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  • Olympia wrap-up: Clean-up duty—an accurate description of one important role performed by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus during this 2014 legislative session. The Majority Coalition—with little to no cooperation from House Democrats—strove to clean messes caused by bad Democrat policies since the start of session, including the debacle that is Washington’s health care exchange. After […]

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  • Olympia wrap-up: As the 2014 legislative session draws to a close, Democrats are running out of time to fix the mess they created by rejecting $40 million per year in federal funds for education directed toward disadvantaged children—all to please the Washington Education Association (WEA). The $40 million in federal funds came with a price […]

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  • Inconsistency is the byproduct of an argument devoid of reason—a common aftermath of the left’s version of wisdom. This week, thanks to a certain far left blog, inconsistency is what greeted many liberal observers of county politics. Why should you care? It is a relevant example of the left’s irrational thought process, a look into […]

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  • Proposition 1 would add an annual $60 car tab tax with no expiration date and increase sales tax to 9.6%, a .1% ten year tax hike. The price of bus fares would increase by 25 cents-per-trip—a one-zone peak fare would cost $2.75, a two-zone peak fare $3.25. Despite the desperate need for road repairs and […]

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  • Teachers unions across the county know that they are losing control on public education—and they are willing to go to great lengths to ensure their power loss does not become permanent. Through the years, teachers unions have built financial alliances with Democratic politicians and their party—large sums of money pumped into political campaigns, campaign debts […]

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  • Earlier this month, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a surprise announcement of his intention to grant across-the-board reprieves to nine murderers in capital punishment cases for no other conceivable reason than to appeal to his far-left base. Republican Sen. Steve O’Ban responded to Inslee’s unexpected announcement by introducing SB 6566, a measure that places clear limits […]

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  • Republican Sen. Andy Hill and Democrat Reps. Larry Springer and Roger Goodman held a joint town hall meeting on Saturday. Hill and Springer quickly became the stand-out legislators—Springer for his zero-tolerance toward the phrase “tax loopholes” and Hill for his proven commitment to education. Activists from the Environmental Priorities Coalition attended. They arrived complete with […]

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  • The Environmental Priorities Coalition—an organization comprised of special interest groups including FUSE, Washington Conservation Voters and Sierra Club Washington—is expected to make a strong showing at Sen. Andy Hill and Reps. Larry Springer and Roger Goodman’s in-district legislative town hall tomorrow. Given the lack of decorum shown by special interest groups in the past, the […]

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  • As the ranking member of the Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, it should come to no surprise that state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe has a long relationship with the Washington Education Association (WEA). Considering the fact that the WEA is involved, it should also come to no surprise that money serves as the foundation of […]

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  • PubliCola and the Democrats’ candidate in the 45th LD joined forces in an attempt to disparage Sen. Andy Hill last week. What prompted their ire? A bill—sponsored by Hill—that dares support the Cultural Access Washington coalition, an alliance of business, non-profit, educational and government leaders across the state with a mission to grant affordable admission […]

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  • The Senate Majority Coalition’s REAL Hope Act has brought on a certain degree of animosity from Democrats—perhaps because they resent the Majority Coalition’s refusal to play their political games at the expense of Washingtonians. Plain and simple: the Majority Coalition’s Real Hope Act is a vast improvement on the House Democrats’ unfunded version and Democrats […]

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  • Please feel free to use the talking points below to contact members of the Seattle City Council and express your support for business innovation. Council members who preside on the Taxi, For-Hire and Limousine Regulations: – Sally Clark: 206-684-8802, [email protected] – Bruce Harrell: 206-684-8804, [email protected] – Mike O’Brien: 206-684-8800, [email protected]   Proposed regulations disregard equal […]

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  • Sen. Andy Hill made a leap in his efforts to improve government efficiency today. The state Senate passed Hill’s SB 5910—a measure that requires the state’s chief economist to develop and release the quarterly revenue forecast by Feb. 20 during both long and short sessions. Currently, the first revenue projection is due on Feb. 20 […]

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  • It is a rare occasion when 64% of voters agree on an issue and rarer still when they consistently agree on that same issue in five separate votes since 1993. Such overwhelming voter agreement requires an enthusiastic belief in the cause—the way Washington State voters feel about Initiative 1185 or, simply, the 2/3 rule. Initiative […]

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  • Sports teams excite a special camaraderie and sense of unity among their fan base—a phenomenon unlike any other. For fans of the Seattle Seahawks, that camaraderie creates the living legend of the 12th man. Their electric unity—created by a pride and love for their team—is recognized worldwide. More, the excitement of cheering the Seahawks to victory […]

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  • One of our state’s largest unions, the Washington Education Association (WEA), is taking their union protection crusade a step too far by waging war on homeless children. Last Thursday, the State Charter School Commission approved seven charter schools in Western Washington. Among those approved was First Place—a school located in Seattle’s Central Area with a mission to […]

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  • Democrats had decades of leadership in Olympia, time enough to demonstrate their commitment to education—and they failed. They failed to make education a budget priority. They failed higher education. They failed our students. Higher education, used as Democrats’ go-to money-bank, suffered under Democrat leadership. Time and time again Democrats made weak promises on higher education […]

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  • In November 2013, thanks to the tireless efforts of better education advocates, Washington State became one among 42 states that have implemented charter school laws. Today we learn that the opportunity for parents to find the best learning environment for their children is quickly becoming a reality. Washington State Charter School Commission voted to approve seven […]

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  • Special interest led Seattle City Council will target innovative transportation services including Uber, Lyft and Sidecar in a hearing tomorrow. Council members will decide whether or not to impose debilitating regulations on rideshare companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar.  Some of the worst proposed regulations include:   Each company would pay at least $50,000 for […]

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  • Inslee’s State of the State and what you can expect from Obama’s State of the Union sound awfully similar. The similarities brought us to the thought: you know your executive is a liberal when… He wants to bypass the legislative process by issuing an executive order. State House and Senate Republicans feared Gov. Inslee would […]

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  • This week’s top stories include bad liberal policies, liberal failures and a hefty dose of liberal hypocrisy. Here’s your weekly round-up: Democrats introduced a bill that would raise the state-wide minimum wage to $12 per hour on Thursday. House Bill 2672 is sponsored by Seattle’s Rep. Jessyn Farrell—resident genius of economic policy in the Washington […]

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