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Our democracy is strongest when average, middle-class people trust their elected representatives and have a voice.
Community Events, January 2015
It is with great pleasure that I am sending out this thank you and appreciation note to the greater Bonney Lake citizens, businesses, Sumner School District schools, organizations and families for the most generous giving to our department for this year’s Bonney Lake Giving Tree and Citywide Food Drive.
Last week Rich Elfers’ column “Careful with those promises” was timely not only as a personal point but as a political one, too. Democrat Gov. Inslee would do well to read the column and take it to heart. Two years ago in the Olympia Journal Inslee emphatically stated he was “sticking to his guns” that “new taxes won’t fix Washington’s budget woes.” Oops – is that one of those broken promises to which Elfers referred?
Gov. Jay Inslee’s education budget proposal falls far short of what is needed to comply with the orders issued by the Supreme Court in McCleary v Washington. If adopted, it would move this state one step closer to a constitutional crisis.
The East Pierce Fire and Rescue commissioners, in a 5-2 vote, authorized the layoff of firefighters.