Friday, October 9, 2020

2020 General Election Mary's Pics

 

MARY’S PICS NOVEMBER 2, 2020

FEDERAL

PRESIDENT Donald Trump

CONGRESS

3rd District Jaime Herrera Beutler

10th District WRITE IN Marty McClendon 2 D’s on the ballot, one far left and the other further

 

WASHINGTON STATE

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

GOVERNOR Loren Culp

LT. GOVERNOR WRITE IN Joshua Freed Heck and Liias left  and further left again

SECRETARY OF STATE Kim Wyman best we have

STATE TREASURER Duane A. Davidson

STATE AUDITOR Chris Leyba someone who wants to actually do the job

ATTORNEY GENERAL Matt Larkin concentrate on Washington issues not suing he President

COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS Sue Kuehl Pederson manage the forests so they don’t burn

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Maia Espinoza the current sex ed bill for starters

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Chirayu Avinash PateL The Libertarian was better but he lost in the primary

 

JUDICICIAL BRANCH

Justice Position 3 David Larkin good candidate

Justice Position 6 Richard S. Serns not an activist

 

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

2nd Legislative District

Senate Jim McCune I remember him from when he was a rep before the redistricted him out, good man.

Position 1 JT Wilcox better than alternative

Position 2 Andrew Barkis no opposition

20th Legislative District

SENATE John Braun unopposed

POSITION 1 Peter Abbarno bette than alternative

POSIITON 2 Ed Orcutt been good and responds well to constituents

22nd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

SENATE Garry Holland he’s not Sam Hunt

POSITION 1 J. D. Ingrim looks like a good candidate, better than Dolan

POSITION 2 Dusty Pierpoint not pro-life, but pro Constitution

35TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

POSITION 1 Dan Griffey good man

POSITION 2 Drew MacEwen good man

 

THURSTON COUNTY

SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE POSITION  8 Scott Ahlf experience and not activist

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 HARD CHOICE Far out liberal Carolina Mejia or someone that didn’t want to disclose where he actually lives and was sent packing from a local church.  C. Davis

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 Gary Edwards only current commissioner that upholds citizen rights

 

BALLOT MEASURES

R-90 Reject this to repeal disastrous sex ed bill SB 5395. Says age appropriate, my idea of age appropriate and theirs differs widely. Sexual stimulation training really isn’t appropriate in school., especially before high school. We have a major problem with trafficking this will help the predators not prevent it.

SJR 8212 Allows the state to invest Family and Medical Leave Insurance Account and the Long-Term Care Services and Supports Trust Account funds in stock not just bonds or CD’s. Some other funds are allowed. Vote on your confidence in the stock market, but I trust the people who are against it more that SEIU and AARP who support it. Reject.

Advisory Vote 32  Senate Bill 5323  designed to levy a tax on certain carryout bags provided by retailers. Repeal

Advisory Vote 33  Senate Bill 5628 designed to levy a tax on heavy equipment rentals. Not sure if good or bad. The Senate passed almost unanimously, but the House was split with D’s and R’s on both sides. Our opinion will be ignored in any case. Will vote to repeal.

Advisory Vote 34 Senate Bill 6492 designed to increase the business and occupation tax rate and reduce certain surcharges. Repeal.  B&O needs to be reformed to tax net income not gross anyway.

Advisory Vote 35 Senate Bill 6690 designed to increase the business and occupation tax rate on commercial airplane manufacturers. Accept to avoid penalties from International governmental bodies

 

 

Monday, July 20, 2020

2020 Primary Mary's Pics


CONGRESS
District 3
Jaime Herrera Beutler
only choice

District 10
Rian Ingrim
Good man backed by real people not pacs
I like Nancy personally, but endorsed by left leaning org
Jackson Maynard, not impressed. Backing of establishment R’s.

GOVERNOR
Tim Eyeman
Been in public eye so long nothing can be brought out at the last minute to derail the campaign. Will fight against the establishment that runs both parties in this state. Knows he doesn’t know everything and plans to get help from trusted people who do.
Culp doesn’t show up when he says he will, refuses to answer hard questions, late filing paperwork for voter pamphlet and trying to blame the Secretary of State, obnoxious behavior of followers on Facebook – he should have told them to stop, not documenting report of sexual abuse.
Freed – not good at handling money, don’t think his strengths will play across the state in the general
Garcia – establishment late comer with baggage put up to keep all the good guys out of  the general
Fortunato – great man, forced to enter late as a legislator, doubt can get traction

LT. GOVERNOR
Marty McClendon
This one is tough.
I really prefer Brumbles, but Marty did well statewide last time and has name recognition and more money.

Muri lost his last election in a swing district, I don’t think that bodes well statewide. Also loves biosludge (sewage waste heated to remove biological dangers, but not drug residue) not sure where he would stand on mandatory vaccinations due to public health background.
Sattler was a D until recently. No just no.

SECRETARY OF STATE
Kim Wyman
No other choice

STATE TREASURER
Duane A. Davidson
No choice and will be settled in the general anyway


STATE AUDITOR
Chris Leyba
Only choice

ATTORNEY GENERAL
Matt Larkin
Not the hard RINO endorsements, but money
Brett Rogers 2nd choice.
Mike Vaska establishment choice.

COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS
Sue Pederson
Only viable alternative to Hillary


SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Maia Espinoza
 I like Higgins better, but she is good too and has more chance of winning. Also, we need to reach out to minority race people, not liberal leaning ones that will are unlikely to draw folds R anyway.

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Anthony Welti
The R is mot competent and Welti it a good candidate.  Kreidler needs to go.

SUPREME COURT
Position 3
Dave Larkin
Follow law not make it

Position 6
Richard S. Serns
Not current office holder

LEGISLATURE
2nd District Senate
Gina Blanchard-Reed
Really hard choice over McCune. I know he would be good and hope she will. Concerned about her union support, they usually lean left. Due to a prayer assignment I did last year the Lord said Gina. If you disagree, pray and vote for who he tells you to vote for.
Ronda Litzenberger Same reservations about endorsers as for Gina.

Position 1
Matt Marshall
Matt Shea no need to say more

20th District Representative
Position 1
Peter Abbarno
The other R is a mini-filer so not really trying to get elected

Position 2
Ed Orcutt

22nd District
Senate
Garry Holland
Only choice

Position 1
Allen Acosts
Good man.

Position 2
Dusty Pierpoint
Only choice not a disaster

35th District
Position 1
Dan Griffey

Position 2
Drew C. MacEwen

THURSTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Position 8
Jonathan A. Sprouffske
Not endorsed by member of the current Supreme Court which leans so far left they may fall over.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER
District 1
Bud Blake
I really like C Davis, but too much time attacking Bud and is running as an R where that is pretty much a death sentence. Need to get rid of Hutchings.

District 2
Gary Edwards
Sane commissioner




Sunday, March 8, 2020

Sine Die

It isn't sine die for the session, but it is for me. I don't know enough to follow the budget process and that's all that is left.

Friday, March 6, 2020

BILLS PASSED BOTH HOUSES


PASSED BOTH HOUSES
1608 Protecting patient care. Big medicine death control.
1775 Concerning commercially sexually exploited children. Help for trafficked individuals. 3rd substitute bill be substituted, do pass
2188 Increasing the types of commercial driver's license qualification waivers allowed for military veterans. Good
2231 Concerning bail jumping.  Reduces to a misdemeanor even for a felony. NO
2308 Requiring employers to periodically report standard occupational classifications or job titles of workers. More bureaucracy to hurt small businesses. 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Ways & Means.
2311 Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science. Inslee greenhouse bill  Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. refer to Ways & Means.
2320 Requiring training on human trafficking
2327 Addressing sexual misconduct at postsecondary educational institutions. Makes it harder to hide. do pass 1st substitute bill proposed by College & Workforce Development Ways & Means
2322 Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium BUDGET BILL
2343 Concerning urban housing supply. NO let local governments determine local needs 1st substitute bill be substituted,
2405 Concerning commercial property assessed clean energy and resilience. Looks like a greener enabling bill. Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted Ways & Means
2419 Studying barriers to the use of the Washington death with dignity act. More concerned with the lack or protection for the patient of being refused medication to alleviate underlying cause of their desire to die and protection from overeager heirs. Ways & Means.
2467 Establishing a centralized single point of contact background check system for firearms transfers. Streamlining bad law. Ways & Means
2554 Mitigating inequity in the health insurance market caused by health plans that exclude certain mandated benefits. Basically fining insurance carriers that don’t cover abortion. Referred to Ways & Means. Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM
2555 Concerning background check requirements for firearms classified as other under federal firearms laws. Change or just clarification? Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, Ways & Means
2556 Providing regulatory relief for early learning providers. Gets the government out of curriculum for day care unless paying for it. Ways & Means.
2622 Concerning procedures for ensuring compliance with court orders requiring surrender of firearms, weapons, and concealed pistol licenses. NO leaves victim helpless 1st substitute bill be substituted,
2632 Concerning false reporting of a crime or emergency. Increases penalties. with amendment(s
2811 Establishing a statewide environmental sustainability education program. No we don’t need to funnel money into FUSE to indoctrinate our kids on climate change.
2816 Nurturing positive social and emotional school and classroom climates. No MAGA caps allowed


5395 Concerning comprehensive sexual health education. Lots of squishy words, nothing overt in the bill, but there will be in practice Substitute bill overt. worse
5434 Restricting possession of weapons in certain locations. Makes shooter safety zones.
5947 Establishing the sustainable farms and fields grant program. Sustainable is a global buzzword
6065 Establishing the Washington blockchain work group. Waaaay to easy to hack
6074 Reauthorizing and expanding the financial fraud and identity theft crimes investigation and prosecution program. Actually adds costs basically a new tax.
6152 Concerning certification of the level of foreign national ownership for corporations that participate in Washington state elections
6180 Concerning juvenile sex offense registration waivers under the special sexual offender disposition alternative. Could let some bad guys off to easy.
6212 Concerning the authority of counties, cities, and towns to exceed statutory property tax limitations for the purpose of financing affordable housing for very low-income households and low-income households. NO homelessness is not really a housing issue and more money won’t fix it.
6256 Concerning the heating oil insurance program. Real need or way to outlaw oil heating by cost
6268 Preventing abusive litigation between intimate partners. A step in the right direction, but verbal abuse, intimidation, controlling behavior, etc. is not easily determined and the perpetrators stalk by court case also. 1st substitute bill be substituted
6280 Concerning the use of facial recognition services. Lots of variables
6281 Concerning the management and oversight of personal data. Looks good watching 1st substitute bill be substituted, Appropriations
6288 Creating the Washington office of firearm violence prevention. Appropriations
6313 Increasing opportunities for young voters. No registering 16 year olds again. Majority; do pass with amendment Referred to Appropriations.
6507 Concerning legislative reporting requirements for certain department of children, youth, and families programs. Eliminating disparity of races, means some children needing help will be without it.
6561 Creating the undocumented student support loan program. Besides the obvious, how are they going to repay the loan? 1st substitute bill be substituted  Referred to Appropriations.
6574 Clarifying the respective administrative powers, duties, and responsibilities of the growth management hearings board and the environmental land use and hearings office. . Sounds good, but I suspect it is a power grab. 1st substitute bill be substituted 


CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
6168 Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations. BUDGET BILL


SIGNED OFF
1551 Modernizing the control of certain communicable diseases. Try better to control of STD’s.  Amended to make not good Speaker signed. President signed.
2525 Establishing the family connections program. Looks like a way to funnel state money to a NGO Referred to Appropriations. Majority; do pass 1st substitute bill proposed Ways and Means  Speaker signed.
2614 Concerning paid family and medical leave. Definitions look like calling independent contractors employees. 1st substitute bill be substituted, Speaker signed.

5165 Concerning discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status. Sanctuary law. Makes immigration status a protected class. President signed. Speaker signed.
6037 Concerning business corporations. Boards should be on merit only. 1st substitute bill be substituted, President signed. Speaker signed.



GOVERNOR
6492 Addressing workforce education investment funding through business and occupation tax reform. Raises B&O


BILLS PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE


OUT OF  COMMITTEE
2324 Concerning the capital budget. BUDGET BILL

5323 Reducing pollution from plastic bags by establishing minimum state standards for the use of bags at retail establishments. Just no we reuse them and will have to buy them now. Referred to Finance.

2nd Committee
1110 Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels. Greenhouse Referred to Transportation.

5740 Creating the secure choice retirement savings program. Leave us alone. Referred to Appropriations.


PASSED ONE HOUSE

1010 Concerning the disposition of forfeited firearms by the Washington state patrol. Must destroy instead of selling them.
1110 Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels. Greenhouse
1332 Concerning updating and streamlining energy facility site evaluation council operations. Making green bills less bad With Amendment Not as good
1598 Providing code cities of a certain size with the ability to annex unincorporated areas without a referendum provision pursuant to a jointly approved interlocal agreement with the county. No vote by residents, only hearing.
1633 Making permanent the posting of fuel tax rate information at fuel pumps. YES
2220 Volunteering in schools after a criminal conviction Not comfortable with certificate of rehabilitation. Understand if this is drug or alcohol and person has remained clean, but there should be separate rules for sex offenders. Not sure they can be rehabilitated. Also, there are times when a sworn statement suffices for a new background check. Drag queen story hour anyone 1st substitute bill be substituted,
2252 Concerning student health plans Mandatory insurance coverage for abortion. No
2325 Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations.
2427 Tackling climate change as a goal of the growth management act. Herding everyone into cities act. 1st substitute bill be substituted,
2498 Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default.Allows the atate to terminate leases like the Bundy’s to see the lease to someone else.
2623 Prohibiting the possession of firearms by persons convicted of certain criminal offenses. Too broad
2625 Concerning local parks funding options. Tax increase
2680 Establishing tribal representation on the emergency management council. More involvement
2768 Concerning urban and community forestry. Major micromanaging of land NO
2870 Allowing additional marijuana retail licenses for social equity purposes.
No affirmative action. 2nd substitute bill be substituted

5323 Reducing pollution from plastic bags by establishing minimum state standards for the use of bags at retail establishments. Just no we reuse them and will have to buy them now.
5339 Reducing criminal justice expenses by eliminating the death penalty and instead requiring life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole as the sentence for aggravated first degree murderNeeds to be retained for inmates serving life that murder.
5740 Creating the secure choice retirement savings program. Leave us alone.
5834 Concerning the immigration status of students. Includes employment. No court case guarantees that.
5908 Providing training for equity and cultural competency in the public school system. The bill name pretty much says it all. Globalism and perversion.
6037 Concerning business corporations. Boards should be on merit only. 1st substitute bill be substituted,
6049 Creating the insurance commissioner's fraud account. Should use current funds, this adds a surcharge
6113 Creating a central insulin purchasing program. No, let’s have competition. Voluntary never stays voluntary
6115 Concerning off-road vehicle registrations. Aimed at Oregon residents. Hurts border counties.
6132 Allowing the learning assistance program to support school-wide behavioral health system of supports and interventions. No more social engineering.
6138 Concerning the beginning educator support team program. Affirmative action by another name
6248 Concerning the capital budget. BUDGET
6480 Developing comprehensive school counseling programs. No more social engineering.
6632 Providing additional funding for the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue. Major increase in fees.

BILLS IN RULES COMMITTEE

RULES
Not sure when these die
4212 Providing for community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts. Constitution allow more taxes.

8006 Requesting that Congress establish more checks and balances to reduce the possibility of nuclear war. More fingers in the pie.

House Rules
2324 Concerning the capital budget. BUDGET BILL
2325 Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations.
2957 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by providing authority for the regulation of indirect sources under the clean air act and implementing standards and programs that reduce emissions associated with buildings. No more agency regs.

Senate Rules
6497 Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium. BUDGET BILL
6628 Concerning emissions of greenhouse gases. Greener

OPPOSITE HOUSE RULES  (Unless budget related these  are dead)
1010 Concerning the disposition of forfeited firearms by the Washington state patrol. Must destroy instead of selling them.
2252 Concerning student health plans Mandatory insurance coverage for abortion. No
2625 Concerning local parks funding options. Tax increase
2680 Establishing tribal representation on the emergency management council. More involvement Referred to Ways & Means.

5339 Reducing criminal justice expenses by eliminating the death penalty and instead requiring life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole as the sentence for aggravated first degree murderNeeds to be retained for inmates serving life that murder.
6049 Creating the insurance commissioner's fraud account. Should use current funds, this adds a surcharge
6113 Creating a central insulin purchasing program. No, let’s have competition. Voluntary never stays voluntary  Referred to Appropriations.
6497 Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium. BUDGET BILL
6632 Providing additional funding for the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue. Major increase in fees.


SECOND READING (Unless budget related these are dear)
1332 Concerning updating and streamlining energy facility site evaluation council operations. Making green bills less bad With Amendment Not as good
2623 Prohibiting the possession of firearms by persons convicted of certain criminal offenses. Too broad
2768 Concerning urban and community forestry. Major micromanaging of land NO
Referred to Ways & Means.
2870 Allowing additional marijuana retail licenses for social equity purposes.
No affirmative action. 2nd substitute bill be substituted

6248 Concerning the capital budget. BUDGET