Sunday, June 30, 2013

Looks like an operating budget but not a budget for the faulty bridge. They are going to do an audit to see where they misplaced $20 million. Keep praying.

Also, if the legislature adjourns until next year, you won't be reading anything here until next year. I hope to learn more about blogging and make this a better source of information. This was a learning experience for all of us.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Apparently the operating budget is now agreed on.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Back again. Sorry I was a day off. They did pass with 51 votes today. Now the Senate has to deal with the problems. But the keep praying part still stands.
Washington State Wire has just posted a vote in the house. 49 for the higher taxes 41 opposed and 7 not voting for some reason. That is a very close vote. Need more prayer for this.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Apparently they are close on the budget. Keep praying as it needs to be done before Monday.

Friday, June 21, 2013

I-591 will be the initiative protecting gun rights. Apparently there will be one from the other side as well.
Not sure of the budget process. Need to be done by the end of the month or the state has no authority to pay its bills. Keep praying.
Also the I-5 bridge fiasco needs prayer.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Glen Morgan with the Freedom Foundation wrote a piece today about the I-5 bridge from Vancouver to Portland. The planned bridge span is too narrow and too low for shipping to pass through. go to the blog.
The transportation has passed, but the governor vetoed the restrictions on that bridge.
Needs prayer.
A budget that does not raise taxes and goes to godly purposes.
There appears to be a lot of corruption involved with the bridge at all levels of government and in both states. More exposure and protection for whistle blowers.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I suggest
This  will do a better job of keeping you informed about the budget than I can.
Sample for WA today
  • WASHINGTON: Another 30 day special session started June 12.Governor is planning for "major, major disruption" if no budget is passed. The News Tribune. June 12.
  • Special session ended without a budget agreement on June 11. Senate passed a revised $33.278 billion budget which was close to the one it approved in late April. House has passed a revised $33.541 billion budget. Crosscut. June 9, 2013.
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Interesting observation out of Washington Policy Center. The Senate is pushing for education reform. The teachers union is opposed to education reform. Apparently the House D's may have to accept a no new tax budget to avoid education reform. Not a good choice for the kiddo's, but at least we can homeschool around the lack of education reform. The alternative is mortgaging their future. Keep praying. There may be other options out there. This is the last day of this session. The next one starts tomorrow I believe.

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    Representative O'Ban is now Senator O'Ban. Suspense over.

    Monday, June 3, 2013

    Apparently Rob McKenna is going to make a speech tomorrow. Not sure why. Pray that it is for a good cause, like the Lord's.