Watchdog Wire – WA Ecology Bureaucrat Views Property Owners as His Prey
When Washington Department of Ecology’s Bob Penhale wrote, “I will offer that we must find joy in the hunt, and that the crafty old bucks are the most satisfying to harvest,” he was referring to property owners, not game.
Tri-City Herald – Our Voice: State Labor Negotiations Should be Open to Public Scrutiny
Negotiations between Gov. Jay Inslee and state workers are underway, and that’s about all the public is allowed to know about this major pocketbook issue. Inslee’s labor team and more than 25 unions are in secret talks this summer. The taxpayer is locked out of every aspect of the process, except for writing the check, of course.