Administrators at The Evergreen State College have announced that the embattled school faces a massive $2.1 million budget shortfall due in part to a drop in enrollment, and the institution has already handed out some temporary layoff notices as officials grapple with balancing the books.
Source: Evergreen State College faces $2.1M budget shortfall, cites enrollment drop, issues layoff notices – The College Fix
Two Seattle police officers are suing Kshama Sawant for “having their reputations ruined by an ambitious politician, doing so for personal gain.”
Source: Attorneys weigh in on police officers’ lawsuit against Kshama Sawant
[Ed.: We’re alright with suing her into oblivion. It would pair up perfectly with her level of understanding of economics.]
On a sleepy, urban hilltop in Seattle stands a monument to Confederate soldiers. It’s been there for more than 90 years.
Source: Seattle’s own monument to the Confederacy was erected on Capitol Hill in 1926 — and it’s still there | The Seattle Times
More than $3 million has poured into the race — more than for some recent U.S. congressional races in Washington. The winner will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control Washington’s state Senate.
Source: In high-profile state Senate race, Democrat Manka Dhingra leads Republican Jinyoung Englund | The Seattle Times
Source: Articles: Seattle’s Income Tax Brings Out the Crazy in People
July 31, 2017
Seattle’s Income Tax Brings Out the Crazy in People
By unanimous vote, the Seattle City Council has now enacted an Income Tax ordinance imposing a tax on “high income residents,” i.e, those whose annual incomes exceed $250,000 ($500,000 for joint filers).
The new legislation is largely the work of Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, an unabashed leftist and redistributionist who was elected on the Socialist Alternative party ticket, and who was a moving force behind Seattle’s ill-advised $15 per hour minimum wage.
SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle’s City Council voted 9-0 on Monday to impose an income tax on the wealthy. Seattle’s highest earners would become the only Washington state residents to pay an income tax. The measure is likely headed to court to decide its constitutionality.
Source: Seattle approves income tax for high-income residents | KOMO
[Ed.: 9 elected officials in Seattle and not one has a lick of sense. They do not understand or care that their powers are superseded by the state’s power. Seattle voters/taxpayers who oppose this silliness might as well be talking to a brick wall.]
Thousands of people may have marched in other cities, but in Seattle, about 100 people showed up to the Impeachment March.
Source: Signs of a ‘Resistance Burnout’ at Impeachment March Seattle
The Senate has passed a paid family leave measure that covers time off with a new child, sick relative or time for the employee’s own medical condition.
Source: Washington Legislature passes paid family leave measure
[Ed.: Right, ’cause we haven’t driven our economy into the ground yet with unaffordable healthcare yet, so it’s time to pile on more to employers of our state.]
Hours after Seattle Police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old African-American woman, in her Magnuson Park apartment, a growing group of people who described themselves as Lyles’ aunties, cousins and sister were still inconsolable.
Source: Seattle police shoot black woman; tensions run high
SEATTLE – Even though it is against the law, Seattle leaders are pushing to adopt a controversial income tax proposal that would be a first for Washington state. Wednesday night saw the first public hearing on the plan, and council chambers were packed with supporters.
Source: Seattle income tax proposal gets first public hearing | KOMO