The Insider

2
Jul

The Janus Decision

On June 27th, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Mark Janus is an Illinois State Employee who argued that paying agency fees to AFSCME amounted to “compelled speech” and violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. In 1977, the United States Supreme Court

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4
Jun

Puget Sound Day on the Hill

On May 23 and 24, over 60 advocates descended upon Washington D.C. to demonstrate support for Puget Sound salmon and orca recovery efforts. Counties, state agencies, tribes, conservation groups, non-profits, and businesses were greeted by the co-founders of the Congressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, Congressmen Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer, and had the opportunity to directly meet and engage with

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24
May

EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH BACON… HALIBUT

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Here is a recipe for you to try while entertaining this holiday weekend! On the west side of the mountain's, it's gonna be nice! Perfect grilling weather. Ingredients:  4 pieces of halibut.... skinned about 6-8 oz each  Marinate for a few hours in:  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice 1 tablespoon dill weed 1
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15
May

Counties Decide to Move Forward on Pursuing Legal Action

County leaders frustrated with the unfunded mandates and lack of support coming out of Olympia have authorized the Washington State Association of Counties to explore legal action against the State. Eastsound, WA (May 10, 2018) – As Counties begin working on their 2019 budgets, many are faced with the need to make cuts once again after the Washington State Legislature failed
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