KTTH – Hour 2 – There are a Bunch of Good Republican Candidates but Mitt Romney is Not One of Them
Seg 1 – War in Israel once more. We get the latest from Israel Counsel General David Siegel Seg 2 – Jamie Lund from the Freedom Foundation joins us to talk about the Thurston County employees the Freedom Foundation is helping sue to keep unions from overcharging those who opt out of the union Seg 3 – There are a bunch of good Republican candidates but Mitt Romney is not one of them, says Ben Seg 4 – Ben thinks it’s not healthy for society to have a part time work force. It’s good to be busy working on something
The Olympian – Court Ruling May Strike Down Washington State Law
Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a case from Illinois could have a major affect in Washington state. In its June 30th ruling in Harris v. Quinnthe Court did not rule on whether regular government workers must join a union, as some had expected, but the decision does call into question the forced unionization of some Washington residents.
Shift WA – Petition Started to Open Union Negotiations to Public
Yesterday, the Freedom Foundation “challenged the Governor’s ‘Office of Financial Management’ (OFM) to adopt a formal rule allowing public access” to contract negotiations with government employee union leaders. The Freedom Foundation’s challenge includes a petition to the Office of Financial Management advocating for public access to union negotiations.
Inlander – The Fate of the Union
SEIU local 775NW has major influence in Washington — but could a recent Supreme Court ruling change that?
Western Free Press – State Employee Views Property Owners as Animals to be Hunted
When Washington State 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.
The Whatcom Excavator – Bureaucracy’s Got a Brand New Bag
We were alerted to a new article at Freedom Foundation about Puget Sound Partnership’s latest “environmental” project. It seems they just haven’t been able to accomplish anything approaching the mission they were created to do, and so they decided re-branding would help.
KTTH – $27K of Washington Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Rap Song About Dog Poop
The great state of Washington and the Puget Sound Partnership are working hard to clean up the Puget Sound in part by spending $27,000 on a new rap Dog Doogity.