Posted by Kate Martin on December 4, 2014
Tacoma businesses and nonprofits would be required to provide at least three days of sick leave for employees who earn the time off under a proposal the City Council will review Tuesday.
The plan goes further than the ideas Mayor Marilyn Strickland shared with a business group in October in at least one respect: It would require employers to extend paid sick leave to union workers as well as employees without union affiliation.
In addition, workers could claim paid time off to escape domestic violence or a stalker.
Posted by Melissa Santos on September 26, 2014
State Sen. Steve O’Ban isn’t happy about the news that his opponent, state Rep. Tami Green, is being supported by an environmental PAC backed by California millionaire Tom Steyer. In a Facebook post Friday, the O’Ban campaign said, “It’s quite clear Tami Green has been angling for Steyer’s money.”
Posted by Kate Martin on September 22, 2014
A city-sponsored gun safety education campaign will not allow “no questions asked” gun surrender. The campaign encourages people to store guns safely and surrender unwanted guns to police.
Posted by Kate Martin on September 18, 2014
Three council members and the mayor are sponsoring a resolution that would support state Initiative 594, which requires background checks for all firearm sales. The council will weigh in on the issue at its Tuesday meeting.
Posted by Brad Shannon on September 16, 2014
The Pierce County Council member who grew up in Scotland and says the divisive issue has divided her own family still living in the highland nation. But she’d vote yes.
Posted by Melissa Santos on September 12, 2014
Allegations of impropriety continue to swirl in a right-leaning legislative district that straddles the Pierce and King county line. But as far as formal complaints go, there are now fewer to worry about.
Posted by Melissa Santos on September 9, 2014
Some political action committees in Washington pour big money into local elections this time of year. Then there are those other PACs – the ones that don’t make big donations or expenditures, but still aim to make a statement. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Hipster Political Action Committee of Washington falls into the latter category. Its slogan: “We wanted a better tomorrow before you did.”