King County Bus Riders, Brace Yourselves

In blocking a vote on a transportation package before the Washington State Legislature adjourned this weekend, Senate Republicans led by Rodney Tom utterly failed anyone who rides the bus—or drives through or around—King County.

There was plenty not to like about the transportation bill, but one important piece would have given King County Metro the option of raising new and needed revenue through a local motor vehicle excise.

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Measuring the Harm of the Senate Budget | Washington Low Income …

The legislature ended the regular session on Sunday, April 28, without a resolution on the budget. Governor Jay Inslee has announced that he’ll call them back into special session on Monday, May 13 to finish budget negotiations. There are significant differences between competing budget proposals and much at stake for people struggling with homelessness or housing insecurity.

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The Pentagon for months warned that the sequester cuts would be catastrophic

Under a federal housing program that helps roughly 100,000 Americans, homeless and formerly homeless veterans will lose assistance due to the sequester. The program is run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and provides state grants to help veterans get housing.

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