In this raw video, Gov. Jay Inslee defends his response to the crisis in the State Auditor’s office, where fellow Democrat Troy Kelley has been the subject of a federal criminal investigation. Inslee would not join calls for Kelley’s resignation and when asked by reporters, Inslee insisted his involvement has been appropriate. When pressed why he hadn’t demanded a meeting [...]
Calling it a civil rights issue, Washington Public Schools Superintendent Randy Dorn urges lawmakers to make changes so that school districts aren’t as reliant on local levies. In this raw video, Dorn explains why levy reform is just as important as new education funding, for the legislature to comply with the State Supreme Court McCleary ruling.
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House Democrats have abandoned Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal for a new carbon pollution tax. In this video report, Democrats unveiled their own budget which includes a higher B&O tax on service businesses, and relies on several of Inslee’s ideas such as a tax on capital gains and bottled water. Democrats would use the extra revenue to fund smaller class sizes, cost-of-living [...]