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.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
And as many as 75 percent of middle income households face a tax increase under Biden's plan, even though the highest-earning households will pay the vast majority of the costs.
It’s a jobs plan that isn’t about jobs, and an infrastructure plan that isn’t about infrastructure.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids railed against cops for enforcing the same kind of anti-vaping rule they help pass.