Ross Reynolds talks with Eric Shinfeld, president of the Washington Council on International Trade, about how he believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) agreement will benefit Washington.
Meanwhile, Marcie Sillman speaks with Labor Representative Stan Sorscher at the Society for Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) Stan Sorscher. He explains why he believes the TPP will hurt Washington.
Ross Reynolds talks with Alison Holcomb,Â ACLU's drug policy director, and Candice Bock, government relations advocate for the Association of Washington Cities, about state Attorney General Bob Ferguson's position on local governments' pot moratoriums. On Thursday, Ferguson said state law does not prevent local governments from regulating or banning marijuana businesses in their jurisdictions.
Ross Reynolds talks with King County Executive Dow Constantine about his plan to fund King County Metro Transit, separate from the state legislature's transportation package â€” a package that has yet to get off the ground.
Washington state legislators have said for a couple of years now that passing a transportation package is among their top priorities. But Joni Balter, a longtime Seattle news analyst, told KUOWâ€™s Bill Radke that wonâ€™t likely happen this year.
Ross Reynolds checks in with Washington state Representative Jim Moeller (D-Vancouver) about a proposed bill that would require lobbyists to electronically document all expenses spent on "wooing" state lawmakers in a searchable public database.