Common Threads NW, Asset Advisors, and The Fourth Corner are pleased to welcome William Pendly Perry to a one night only event.
William Perry Pendley is president and chief legal officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation and has litigated against the United States at the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal courts of appeal concerning land and property rights issues. Mr. Pendley is a former Marine officer, Capitol Hill lawyer, and Reagan administration official.
Come hear this discussion on local and national land issues.
Mark your calendars for Thursday February 9th 2016
Which proposal moves our education system in Washington State ahead?
A comparison of Democrat and
Raise for Teachers and others Include back fill for I-732 raises not allocated during the Great Recession
10 Days of Professional Development Time.
All teachers across the state should
be paid the rate paid in Seattle.
Maintain Current Recruiting Practices
Continue Bargaining behind closed doors on Health and Salary issues. (Governor presents outcome to Legislature for ONLY an up or down vote…no hearings)
Democrats-Where do we get money to pay for Supreme Court Decision.
Increases across the board including 2 NEW taxes and raising rates on others Following for 2 years.
NEW Carbon Tax- 4.1 Billion
NEW Capital Gains- 1.8 Billion
67% Increase B& O Service- 2.3 Billion
Other- 310 million
Public School Funding may add Billions in taxes with little concrete return.
As everyone knows the Washington State Supreme Court has ruled (McCleary Decision) that the Washington State Legislature has not fully funded basic education as required by the Constitution.
This has created a battle between the Legislative branch and the Judicial Branch with our school children in the middle.
So far the State Senate has led the State Government in resolving this issue ; without raising taxes.
From Senator Mark Schoesler:
“We have made a historic turn in the direction of K-12 funding and added $4.6 billion to Washington’s public schools. We’ve increased per-pupil expenditures by 33 percent since 2013. Education now receives a larger share of state general fund spending than at any point in the past 30 years.”
The Supreme Court has stated that this is not enough… They have not defined what is enough.
Hence the House and Senate formed an Education “Task Force” Committee to obtain consensus on Public Education. In early January the Task force did not present a consensus document but two differing views on what education funding should look like.
Republican task force reports
Raise for Teachers and others
Increase beginning teacher salaries above current salary allocations.
Consider adjustments across state regions to compensate for actual differences.(Cost of Living)
Maintain Current Recruiting Practices PLUS look for non traditional effective Teachers with real life expertise and experience.
Remove Health Care benefits as persuasive bargaining. Explore other limits on activities of Union including: mandatory membership, teacher strikes, ghost leaves and so on.
Republicans-Where do we get money to pay for Supreme Court Decision.
Dedicate existing law revenue to K-12 Growth ( use taxes collected on increased business not new taxes)
Redeploy Resources more efficiently.(Prioritize Better)
Contact your Legislators Below:
Senator Kevin Ranker Rep Jeff Morris Rep Kristine Lytton
Olympia Office:Olympia Office:Olympia Office:
215 John A. Cherberg Bldg 436A Legislative Bldg 310 John L. O’Brien Bldg
PO Box 40440 PO Box 40600 PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0440 Olympia, WA 98504-0600 Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 786-7678 (360) 786-7970 (360) 786-7800
Senator Doug Ericksen Rep Luanne Van Werven Rep Vincent Buys
Olympia Office:Olympia Office:Olympia Office:
414 Legislative Building 422 John L. O’Brien Bldg 470 John L. O’Brien Bldg
PO Box 40442 PO Box 40600 PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0442 Olympia, WA 98504-0600 Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 786-7682 (360) 786-7980 (360) 786-7854
Current Government Environmental dogma:
The Earth is warming
Increase in Carbon Dioxide is the only cause that matters.
Carbon Dioxide increase is caused by human activity.
Conclusion of the dogma:
Warming is happening, warming will continue to happen, warming will increase (INTO THE FUTURE) based on Human Behavior only.
Human policy in Washington State will be predicated on this conclusion and we must comply with all policies to save the earth from Carbon and only Carbon “overheating” IN THE FUTURE.
Washington State MUST lead in Carbon Only reduction by spending its tax dollars, potential jobs and give up its inexpensive power to get this done.
Professor Emeritus Don Easterbrook of WWU testified March 26th, 2013 in front of the Washington State Senate’s Energy Environment & Telecommunications Committee. The Link to the testimony is here.
Let your legislators know you want common sense legislation and common sense energy costs AND a real definition for “Green Energy”.
Long time observer of State and Local Politics. Charlie was born and raised in Whatcom County Washington. Served in the US Air Force in the 70's and served for 12 years on the Meridian School Board (north of Bellingham Washington) and a stint on the County Charter Review Commission. Retired except for Blogging and enjoying life.