December 2011 archive

Washington State’s Volatile Tax System

While other states have a balanced tax system designed to protect pubic revenue, Washington, depending to a great extent on sales tax has an unstable, volatile system subject to large shifts in the economy. 

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Democrats Happy Hour/Mixer

From Elizabeth Walker: Democratic Legislative District Happy Hour Mixer at Amore Infused in Belltown. Let’s have fun and get to know each other. All LD’s invited. Monday January 30th, 4:30pm – 7:00 pm Amore Infused, 522 Wall St.

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Kate Kruller’s Swearing-In Ceremony for Tukwila City Council

From Kate Kruller: YOU ARE INVITED!  Witness Kate Kruller’s Swearing-In Ceremony  for Tukwila City Council 7 p.m. next Tuesday January 3, 2012 – at Tukwila City Hall. (for driving directions, see below) Dear Faithful Friends: This is the moment that all candidates for election look forward to in a political race!  This past November, I was …

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Congressional Redistricting

Sorry about the delay, on December 28th, the Washington State Redistricting Commission posted their draft congressional redistricting plan.  The map is here: More details are posted on their website:

Newsletter – December 2011

The newsletter for December 2011 has been posted.  You can find it here:  2011_12-December

PNHPWW December Monthly Meeting Agenda

Hello PNHPWW Members and Supporters Please find attached the agenda for our PNHPWW December Monthly Meeting, to be held on Wednesday, Dec 21st, 7PM, at the Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus Conference Center Auditorium (directions).

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Updated redistricting plans to be revealed

During yesterday’s regularly scheduled monthly Redistricting Commission Meeting, the Commissioners announced that they would present updated proposed legislative maps at a special meeting set for this Friday, December 16. The Commissioners have been working in bipartisan teams to determine the details of Western Washington legislative districts since the November 8 Commission meeting. Commissioners Gorton and …

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OFA Night School Organizing Boot Camp

One of the things we’ve heard from volunteers is that you’d like additional training opportunities. We’ve heard you, and we’re now proud to be able to unveil an 8-week long program beginning this Wednesday, December 7 at 6PM, with a Webinar/Conference Call which will kick start our 8 week long OFA Night School Organizing Boot …

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State Bank – December Update

From Bob Hasegawa: I know many of you have been calling and emailing to try to find out what is happening with the state bank proposal. Firstly, thank you for your enthusiasm and willingness to help make this a reality. Many of you have been working hard in your communities to help spread the word …

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How to Start Participatory Budgeting in Your City

From Have you noticed all the cuts being made to your city budget? To schools and libraries, fire fighters and social services, and other public spending? Think you could do a better job managing the budget? Soon, you may have that chance. Through a process called “participatory budgeting”, residents of over 1,000 cities around …

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Tukwila School Levy Meeting

Next week there will be an organizational meeting for the 2012 School Operations & Maintenance Levy. Your help is needed to help pass this critical levy. It is not a new tax; a yes vote will simply continue the school levy tax that is in place. The revenue received makes up over 25% of the …

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Holiday Party 2011

Just a reminder that our holiday party is next Tuesday.  Details are here: