After a judge ruled that lawmakers had been illegally withholding records such as emails and their daily calendars from the press and public, the Washington legislature rushed through a bill exempting most of those records from the state's Public Records Act. They hailed it as a win for transparency since they'd previously been withholding almost all records. After a public outcry, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed the bill.
The former vice president's vision of an all-powerful government goes far beyond massive spending and tax hikes.
The Supreme Court weighs police shootings and unreasonable seizures in Torres v. Madrid.
Who could have predicted that intolerable rules won’t be tolerated?
Lawmakers are bribing citizens with a tiny tax break in exchange for the power to jack up income tax rates down the line.