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September 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM

College cuts: State politics are dysfunctional

Danny Westneat’s column “College presidents hiss at cuts” [Local News, Sept. 10] prompted me to finally realize that the government in this state is just about as dysfunctional as that in D.C.

I consider education to be critical not only for today but for the future of Washington. It seems we, through our supposed representatives in Olympia, cannot even agree on the basics of good government and the welfare of all citizens, which includes a vibrant business environment as well as reasonable benefits for all citizens.

We cannot satisfy all needs fully. But when the gridlock in Olympia supersedes even basic compromise, acting, setting priorities and keeping all citizens fully informed, then we should not complain about the federal government.

Thomas Westman, Seattle

Comments | More in government | Topics: Danny Westneat, State government, Thomas Westman

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