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Rob McKenna

Secret negotiations go against state’s tradition of openness

The Tri-City Herald took on the thorny topic of state employee negotiations last week. Judging by the main state employee union’s response, the paper hit a nerve. The union has its reasons for preferring the status quo, but they don’t align with the taxpayers’ interests. 14 years after Gov. Gary Locke signed a new collective bargaining bill, the law’s structural problems are … [Read More]

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What we need in our next Commissioner of Public Lands

The political action in Washington this year is in our state races. Five of the nine state executive offices are open, with no incumbent running: Lieutenant … [Read More]

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McKenna on KIRO: Spokeo incorrect data suit

Have you ever searched your own name and found your Spokeo profile? One man is suing the company because the information displayed about him was almost entirely … [Read More...]

Guest Columnists

Jason Mercier

Charter schools now law – Cinderella edition

For this Cinderella story, the clock striking midnight was a good thing. With a tick of the clock to midnight on Sunday, Washington joined 42 other states with charter schools. Though we would have preferred to see Governor Inslee sign the bill (and provide those students that testified and rallied at legislature a bill ceremony) we are excited he allowed the bill to become … [Read More]