Posted inPolicy Topics

U.S. House votes to adopt railroad labor agreement plus provide workers sick leave

If the Sen­ate signs off on the pro­posed mod­i­fi­ca­tion to the labor agree­ment, Pres­i­dent Biden could sign the new terms into law and oblig­ate rail­roads to pro­vide sick leave to their work­ers, which they should have sim­ply agreed to do in the first place in nego­ti­a­tions, obvi­at­ing the need for con­gres­sion­al intervention.

Posted inElections

The day before Election Day, Tim Eyman said he was praying for a red wave. It never came.

Eyman had fan­ta­sized in mid-2022 about vot­ers elect­ing a Repub­li­can-con­trolled Leg­is­la­ture that would take on Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee and poten­tial­ly adopt a slew of right wing ini­tia­tives intro­duced by his friend Bri­an Hey­wood. But not only did Repub­li­cans fail to cap­ture con­trol of the Leg­is­la­ture, they lost seats to the Democrats.

Posted inElections

The people have spoken, and they want even-year elections for local government positions

The pas­sage of King Coun­ty Char­ter Amend­ment 1 is part of a nation­wide suc­cess sto­ry in these midterms. There’s a grow­ing move­ment in this coun­try favor­ing even-year elec­tions that had a clean sweep in 2022, with a total of thir­teen even-year elec­tion mea­sures iden­ti­fied by Bal­lot­pe­dia all win­ning approval.