The C is for Crank

Report: Washington Women Bear Brunt of Budget Cuts

A new report concludes that the state's budget cuts have disproportionately impacted Washington's women.

02/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

More Images from Today's Protests in Olympia.

More images from today's big protests in Olympia.

11/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

First Day of Special Session Dominated by Protests

Demonstrators marked the first day of a budget-cutting special legislative session by protesting Gregoire's all-cuts budget and her proposed half-penny sales tax.

11/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Departments Outline More Cuts

City departments, including the Human Services Department, outline proposed cuts to their 2012 budgets.

10/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

McGinn Public Safety Budget: Cop Hiring Freeze; Preserve Advocates, Mounted Unit

Mayor Mike McGinn's budget plan: continued freeze on police hiring, preservation of crime prevention coordinators, victim advocates, and mounted unit.

09/24/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

City Hall

City Unions Reject Proposal to Furlough Workers, Eliminate 2011 Pay Increase

Wearing placards declaring themselves "at risk," dozens of city union members delivered hundreds of postcards to Mayor Mike McGinn at his office to protest upcoming budget cuts.

08/18/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

County Should Revisit Automatic Wage Increases

If King County wants voters to approve a sales-tax hike to pay for public safety, county officials and the unions need to get serious about cutting costs.

07/09/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

The Party of "Hell, No"

02/04/2010 By Morning Fizz