Posted inElections, Our Environment, Policy Topics

Washington State’s Machinists take position opposing CarbonWA’s I‑732

A cou­ple weeks ago, our Pres­i­dent, Robert Cruick­shank, wrote a lengthy blog post explain­ing why NPI can­not sup­port Car­bon­WA’s I‑732, a statewide ini­tia­tive spon­sored by econ­o­mist Yoram Bau­man that attempts to cre­ate a new tax on car­bon diox­ide emis­sions and use the rev­enue to low­er oth­er tax­es. This past week­end, the Wash­ing­ton Coun­cil of Machin­ists, which […]

Posted inElections

Tim Eyman hides from the public as NO on I‑1366 coalition continues to ramp up

The most dan­ger­ous place in Wash­ing­ton State is no longer between Tim Eyman and a tele­vi­sion cam­era, it seems. The noto­ri­ous­ly brash ini­tia­tive prof­i­teer, who has in pre­vi­ous years been so eager to get on TV that he has crashed oppo­nents’ press con­fer­ences, has sud­den­ly become cam­era-shy, and is choos­ing to fire off email mis­sives from […]

Posted inParty Politics, Public Service

John Boehner to resign as Speaker and as U.S. Representative at the end of October

Top Repub­li­can John Boehn­er shocked Capi­tol Hill and Amer­i­ca’s polit­i­cal estab­lish­ment this morn­ing by announc­ing that he plans to resign the speak­er­ship and his posi­tion in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives as of Octo­ber 30th, 2015. “The first job of any Speak­er is to pro­tect this insti­tu­tion that we all love,” said Boehn­er in an offi­cial statement […]