The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo48° Clear

Monday

Hi79° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo47° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi64° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Tuesday Night

Lo42° Chance Showers

Wednesday

Hi65° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo43° Chance Showers

Thursday

Hi72° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo49° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi74° Mostly Sunny

An initiative we still can’t afford

Send to Kindle
Print This
A lot of people would like to write their pet programs into the state budget. They would like the state to pay for what they want, to require what they wish required. Then conveniently, they look away as the Legislature’s budget writers take money from someone else to do it. Of course, most people can’t write laws for their own benefit, unless they happen to have a few million dollars to finance an initiative, collect signatures and see it passed. Businesses have done it. Labor unions have done it. Service Employees International Union, the force behind Initiative 1163, is just the latest.

View my options or Sign in