Posted inLegislative Advocacy

Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 20th-24th)

The week’s major votes includ­ed House pas­sage of the Pro­vid­ing Appro­pri­ate Recog­ni­tion and Treat­ment Need­ed to Enhance Rela­tions with ASEAN Act and Sen­ate con­fir­ma­tion of Gor­dan P. Gal­lagher to be a judge on the U.S. Dis­trict Court for Col­orado. The Sen­ate also reject­ed numer­ous Repub­li­can amend­ments to a bill to repeal the Iraqi inva­sion use of force authorization. 

Posted inPolicy Topics

Seattle voters love ST3’s Ballard and West Seattle light rail extensions, but will they love the alignment Sound Transit’s board picks?

81% of like­ly Feb­ru­ary 2023 spe­cial elec­tion vot­ers in Seat­tle sup­port light rail to Bal­lard and West Seat­tle, which is in design. Sound Tran­sit would be wise to keep that in mind when mak­ing align­ment deci­sions that our region will have to live with for decades. 

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Gem State win: School privatization schemes fail in Idaho’s Republican-run Legislature

A right wing effort to autho­rize the diver­sion of pub­lic tax dol­lars into pri­vate­ly run schools has col­lapsed in the Repub­li­can-dom­i­nat­ed Ida­ho State Leg­is­la­ture, in a sig­nif­i­cant vic­to­ry for pub­lic edu­ca­tion and pro­gres­sive orga­ni­za­tions work­ing to pro­tect and strength­en the com­mons of the Gem State.