OOBT

On Other Blogs Today: Class Size Costs

Our daily roundup.

10/02/2014 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Sobering Slide Show Adds to McCleary Crisis

Budget numbers add to the state's education funding conundrum.

06/13/2014 By Josh Feit

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Understanding Education Funding

Today's picks for civic nerds.

05/29/2014 By Ezra Parter

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That... Bus Cuts and Affordable Housing

Some weird things we noticed about bus cut rhetoric and affordable housing arguments.

05/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Low-Wage Workers Deserve a Higher State Minimum

Yes, raising the minimum wage will help low-income workers. No, it won't hurt the economy. And it's the fair thing to do. In a guest op/ed, EOI's John Burbank explains why.

01/17/2014 By John Burbank

One Question

One Question for Progressives

Should the Democrats take the money and run?

06/18/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning FIzz

Morning Fizz: At Issue

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Boston, Olympia, and biking.

04/19/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Report: State Needs New Revenue to Backfill $2.3 Billion Shortfall

A new report from the lefty Washington State Budget and Policy Center suggests new revenues to pay for an estimated $2.3 billion state funding shortfall.

02/06/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Washington State Ranked Most Regressive in Country

We already know poor people in Washington get a bad deal on taxes compared to rich people here. Now comes the news that Washington's poor are even worse off than poor people in other states.

01/31/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Understatement of the Year

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Team McGinn on the phone, Rodney Tom in the house, a gun buyback, and more.

01/08/2013 By Morning Fizz

Opinion

Inslee Should Follow the Data to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Applying free-market cost benefit standards to environmentalism is the key.

01/04/2013 By Todd Myers

This Washington

Report: Eyman's Two-Thirds Requirement Has Killed Jobs, Harmed State Residents

A new report by the left-of-center Washington Budget and Policy Center concludes that a state rule, which voters could uphold in November, has harmed state residents and public employees.

08/23/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Conservative Think Tank Tries to Undermine Health Standard in Transportation Policy

A conservative think tank proposes an amendment that would water down legislation aimed at making improved health one of the state's transportation policy goals.

02/24/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Report: Majority Support Charter Schools

A new poll finds a strong majority in favor of legalizing charter schools in Washington State.

02/23/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Transportation Choices Coalition: No, Transit Does Not Get Too Much Money

Transportation Choices Coalition eviscerates a misleading report by a conservative think tank claiming public transit gets too much money.

02/07/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

ThinkTank

How Should the State Deal with the Budget Crisis?

It's left brain vs. right brain in this week's ThinkTank: Is it time to raise revenue or is it time to make public employees and tribes pay?

11/01/2011 By Josh Feit

News

Shocker: Slanted Transportation Poll Yields Slanted Results

Washington Policy Center poll proves that if you ask a slanted question, you'll get slanted results.

05/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

The Future of Mann

01/14/2010 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

State Income Tax Proposed. Again.

01/04/2010 By Josh Feit