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$2 Billion Hole Blown In Brand New 2015-17 Budget

Around 11:30 p.m. last night (30 minutes before a government shutdown) Governor Inslee signed the state's 2015-17 budget. Though the new budget is only a few hours old, there is already a $2 billion cloud hanging over it. Although the House kept up its end of the budget deal by suspending the unfunded class size reduction initiative (I-1351), around 6 a.m. this morning the Senate Democrats failed to live up to the deal by refusing to vote for the suspension unless the Senate passed a different...

Supreme Court Denies ‘John Doe’ Victim’s Privacy Appeal

The Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear an appeal of a case stemming from a partisan “John Doe” investigation aimed at Governor Scott Walker (R), led by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. Secret War Kelly Rindfleisch, a former aide to Walker during his service as Milwaukee County Executive, was caught up in Chisholm’s dragnet in 2010, when investigators obtained a secret warrant to search tens of thousands of private and work e-mails for evidence of wrongdoing....

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