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December 15, 2014 at 6:20 AM

As Gov. Inslee asks for $1 billion more, where are the promised efficiencies?

UPDATE: A state human resources report cited below, showing a 13 percent jump in overtime for state workers, has been updated to fix an inaccuracy. In fact, overtime dropped three percent from 2013, according to the new report. Ralph Thomas, spokesman for the Office of Financial Management, writes: The overtime pay figures come from an annual…


Comments | Topics: Andy Hill, Gov. Jay Inslee, lean management

May 14, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Two environmental milestones worth noting

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Virtually all of the scientific community is in agreement on the global path toward major climate change. Even the handful of climate-change deniers will want to note the news out of Mauna Loa, Hawaii. The New York Times last Friday reported researchers atop the volcano on the Big Island measured…


Comments | Topics: carbon dioxide, Climate Solutions, Gov. Jay Inslee