Thanksgiving spirit – bringing Democrats and Republicans together in King County

In Washington State, the King County Democrats and Republicans issued a joint press release today celebrating their agreement with this author on the need for campaign finance reform.  This appears to be the first...

Skykomish Town Council retreats from transparency – overturning original petition of voters

The final legal step to achieve zero financial disclosure for the Skykomish Town Council was achieved at thursday’s Public Disclosure Commission Meeting in Olympia.  The Skykomish Town Council and Mayor’s personal financial disclosures (filed...

King County Council receives Bureaucrat Pinocchio Award

Yesterday, at the King County Council meeting in Seattle (see video at about 52min), on behalf of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR), we presented the 2016 Bureaucratic Pinocchio Award to the King...

The Chaos of Campaign Finance Compliance and the Disarray of the Dems

This is Part I in a series... Compliance with the law can be challenging sometimes.  For many Democratic Party political committees in Washington State, this fact has recently been proven true.  While this author's efforts...

Bellevue City Council candidate Brown owed $135,047 to the IRS, but wants higher taxes...

Karol Brown is running for the Bellevue City Council, and she believes many people should pay more in taxes.  Unfortunately, she apparently owed over $135,047 in IRS tax liens herself from recent years, so...

Tukwila Ethics Board hides Forterra grant funding violations

The City of Tukwila recently convened their Ethics Board to review an ethics complaint filed against Tukwila City Councilman De’Sean Quinn.  Despite the fact that the board’s own findings confirmed the facts of the...

Speaker Chopp pays fine, Senator Hunt just whines

Last week, Democrat Speaker of the Washington State House Frank Chopp paid $6,469 in fines and court costs to the state for a variety of campaign finance laws broken mostly during his uncontested election...

Attorney General sues Democrat House Speaker Frank Chopp for campaign violations

On Friday at 4:53pm, Washington State’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against Washington State Democrat Speaker of the House Frank Chopp in Thurston County Superior Court for a variety of campaign finance...

King County dumps the “Turd Tax” after overwhelming rejection by angry residents

Proving once again, that the future belongs to those who show up, over 600 angry residents confronted King County’s Health Department staff at the final of four public hearings scheduled in the rural part...

Tempted by “Turd Tax,” King County Council and staff shocked by citizen disgust

The King County Council, just like the Thurston County Commission is considering a septic tax program to be imposed on all properties who have a septic system in King County.  Local residents are calling...

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