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October 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Muni League recommends “no” vote on Seattle bus funds

The Municipal League of King County suggests a “no” vote on Seattle’s Proposition 1, which would raise sales taxes and car-tab fees to pay for more city bus service. The measure amounts to “something close to a blank check,” the League says.  Its statement criticized the shifting nature of the campaign — first to save…


Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: King County Metro Transit, Monorail, Municipal League

October 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Muni League for public financing, against district elections

The good-government Municipal League today weighed in on two Seattle ballot measures that have largely gone under the radar. The League’s Foundation Board voted to support a public financing measure for City Council races, Proposition 1, while it opposed a measure to elect seven City Council members by geographic district and two at-large. Interestingly,…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Charter Amendment 19, Municipal League, Proposition 1

August 5, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Candidate background checks come back clean

The first candidate background checks funded by a new nonprofit, Candidate Verification, are in, and they show … basically nothing. Candidate Verification teamed up with the Municipal League to background check up to 50 primary-election candidates’ criminal and civil backgrounds and work histories. The League, which is known for its nonpartisan candidate ratings (“good,” “very…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, Local government | Topics: candidate verification, Municipal League

June 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Municipal League to background-check candidates

The King County Municipal League, known for its nonpartisan ratings of local candidates, is going to start background checking them, too. The nonprofit group is teaming with a new nonprofit called CandidateVerification. CandidateVerification will use the same technology used by corporations hiring new employees to verify candidates’ resumes and learn about any criminal background. They’ll check…


Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: CandidateVerification, David Doud, Municipal League