Diana Toledo, a candidate for the King County Council seat being vacated by Jan Drago, was barred from the county courthouse earlier this year after she received a "proposed layoff letter" from the county, where she worked until this year as an enforcemen
King County employees could face tougher restrictions on overtime, no automatic cost-of-living pay increases, and slightly higher health-care costs. The changes are an effort to chip away at the $60M budget deficit.
If the King County Council stalemates again on a proposed sales-tax increase for criminal justice, the power to increase taxes could revert to the city—with a much more favorable split between Seattle and the county.
Republican King County Council member Pete von Reichbauer is bankrolling a mysterious political action committee that, Democrats worry, may be used to fund the state senate campaign of his protege, Joe Fain, who's running against incumbent Claudia Kauffma