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  • Poll: Reichert leads Ferguson for Governor

    Brett Davis, The Center Square|Updated Apr 10, 2024

    WENATCHEE — A Chelan County gubernatorial hopeful and former King County Sheriff has the most support in a poll on who should replace Gov. Jay Inslee. In an Echelon Insights poll on behalf of Concerned Taxpayers of Washington, former Rep. Dave Reichert, a Republican, leads Robert “Bob” Ferguson, the Democrat state attorney general by 9 points. The candidates are the Top 2 in the race to replace Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Bainbridge Island. They will be on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot; both are expected to advance to the Nov....

  • Inslee alleges profiteering by oil, gas companies

    Brett Davis, The Center Square|Updated Sep 13, 2023

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee wants legislation to investigate the possibility fossil fuel companies are profiteering from high gas prices in the state. “Well, people are tired – are sick and tired – of oil and gas companies profiteering on this,” Inslee said last week. “You know, we’re finding companies have profits much higher in our state than other places, and we need to get to the bottom of that. It’s unacceptable to be profiteering.” Profiteering is defined as the act or activity of making an unreasonable profit on the sal...

  • State congressional delegation fails to make the grade

    Brett Davis, The Center Square|Updated Jul 18, 2022

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington state’s congressional delegation doesn’t make the grade. That's according to a report card prepared by the Washington, D.C.-based National Taxpayers Union for their votes on taxing and spending. Three members of Congress representing Washington state – Reps. Jaime Herrera Butler, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse – were given a “C+” grade, and those were the best grades out of all the elected representatives state voters send to Congress. The rest of the state congressional delegation ...

  • Most state residents can't afford a new home, building group says

    Brett Davis, The Center Square|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    TUMWATER — The majority of Washington residents are priced out of purchasing a new home, according to a report completed done by one of the largest home building organizations in America. The Tumwater-based Building Industry Association of Washington, which represents 800 members, calculates that households need $130,409 of income to qualify for a mortgage in the state. Given Washington’s median household income is $73,775, that translates into 76% of households not being able to afford a median-priced new home. “When we lo...