Good evening from Renton. Tonight, the King County Democrats took positions on a number of ballot measures that are coming before voters in part or all of King County this autumn. Here is a list of the positions taken this evening: Regional Regional Proposition 1 (Sound Transit 3): YES County King County Charter Amendment No. ... Read more
At this month’s executive board meeting in Renton, the King County Democrats met to consider taking endorsement action in several contests which will be decided by voters this November. This post summarizes the endorsement votes taken at the meeting. To pass, an endorsement motion must receive a two-thirds vote. We began with Seattle City Council, ... Read more
1240 is advertised as a measure to improve learning. But it is really union busting in disguise. Here’s what 1240 would allow: Scenario: A union-busting organization instigates a few right wing parents to convert an existing school to a charter school. This is not a failing school. Under 1240, ANY school can be flipped. The ... Read more
Q: What do the advisory votes mean on our ballots? Answer: Text of the advisory votes Advisory Vote 1 (Engrossed Senate Bill 6635) The legislature eliminated, without a vote of the people, a business and occupation tax deduction for certain financial institutions’ interest on residential loans, costing $170,000,000 in its first ten years, for government ... Read more
Participate in a live chat on seattletimes.com Charter schools, live chat, Oct. 18, noon — Shannon Campion, speaking for Initiative 1240, and an opponent to be named later from the no campaign.
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