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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New $52 billion state budget boosts spending on college, mental health

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/democrats-late-night-tax-votes-before-budget-release-in-olympia-draw-scrutiny/

http://archive.is/XrwMO

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