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Republican state legislators seek to repeal or block paid sick days standards

As local paid sick days law become more popular around the nation – with three cities establishing paid sick days standards in March 2013 alone – Republican state legislators are moving to repeal the laws and/or block future implementation of city ordinances governing paid … Continue reading

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Living with a ‘no-choice’ election

Many voters are going to be disappointed even before they cast their ballots in November. They will receive their ballots in the mail, search for their party’s legislative candidates, and find no candidates. Instead, they have but one choice … … Continue reading

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How did we get here? Budget brinkmanship ignores real problem

Last Friday, three Democrats joined forces with Republicans in the Washington Senate to force through a version of the state budget that cuts education and services for the state’s most vulnerable residents. Much has already been said about passage of … Continue reading

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Players and refs say minimum wage is a winner – but a few rich owners want a replay

By many accounts, the 2012 Super Bowl was a close game – but there’s still another big (political) football kicking around: the minimum wage. The players workers actually on the field job say it’s a clear winner – and so … Continue reading

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