Gregoire talks budget in Vancouver public forum | The Columbian I 07-27-2010
- Liquor Privatization Initiatives Part 3: Potential Implications I Schmudget I 07-28-2010
- Earlier this week, schmudget featured two posts about proposed changes to Washington’s liquor control system. The first post detailed our current, state-run liquor control system while the second explained the differences between Initiatives 1100 and 1105 – both of which would privatize the sale of hard liquor in Washington. Today’s analysis, the last of the series, discusses these measures' potential fiscal and social implications.
- 1 in 4 kids' parents had no fulltime work in 2008 -- before US economy hit bottom I Birth to Thrive Online I 07-27-2010
- Key barometers of U.S. children’s well being declined before the economy hit bottom, with the percentage of kids living in poverty rising in 2008, a new report says. Plus, more than a quarter of U.S. children lived in homes where no parent had year-round full-time work in 2008, according to this year’s 2010 Kids Count Data Book.