LTTE: A Tone Deaf Legislature by Michelle Darnell

http://www.kirklandreporter.com/letters/a-tone-deaf-legislature-letter/

http://archive.is/477cD

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Paid postage did not increase voter turnout

It didn’t appear to have moved the needle on turnout statewide as some hoped, Wyman said. It did change voters’ behavior with 61 percent choosing to use the mail rather than a drop box to get their ballot in. In 2017, a majority preferred drop boxes.

http://www.kirklandreporter.com/opinion/despite-paid-postage-ballots-still-come-late-editorial/

http://archive.is/lcTH6

Why WA property taxes are going up, and it isn’t improving education

https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/detail/why-property-taxes-are-going-up

https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/detail/new-government-report-shows-massive-97-billion-increase-in-education-spending-provided-no-improvement-for-washington-students

States sue U.S. over policy tying funds to immigration compliance

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-lawsuit/states-sue-u-s-over-policy-tying-funds-to-immigration-compliance-idUSKBN1K82H1

http://archive.is/ndHsS

WA State Supreme Court weighs validity of charter school law

Teachers unions and other groups have sued over the 2016 charter school law, which lawmakers enacted after the justices struck down a 2012 voter-approved initiative that allowed charter schools for the first time in Washington.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/washington-state-supreme-court-weighs-validity-of-charter-school-law/

http://archive.is/J8gxO