-THE GOVERNOR IS HOLDING FOUR public meetings on the state budget to hear from you. If you can attend, or get friends and family to attend, please do. The public employee unions are mobilizing and the members of the panel are weighted overwhelmingly toward spenders and taxers. These meetings are cover for plans to raise spending and taxes in future state budgets and we must be there so they can hear us. If we don’t attend and the taxers and spenders do, they will simply say, ‘ Well, we had public hearings, and the public showed up and demanded more spending and taxes.’ Those who wish to testify will be given two minutes, written testimony will be accepted and there will be comment cards for those who wish to have their comments considered but do not wish to speak. Here is the schedule:
MONDAY – JULY 19th – TONIGHT – UW Tacoma – Phillip Hall 1900 Commerce Street Tacoma – 7-9 PM.
WEDNESDAY – July 21st – Everett Community College – Parks Building – Multi Purpose Room – 2000 Tower Street
Everett - 7-9 PM
TUESDAY – July 27th – WSU Vancouver Campus – Administration Building, Room 110 – 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave,
Vancouver – 7-9 PM
THURSDAY – July 29th – Spokane City Hall, City Council chambers – 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane – 5-7 PM
Be there if you can.