I have been resisting the urge to weigh in on local politics. Today the flood of data became more than I could hold back.
- Here is an article from the Puget Sound Business Journal last Friday where our State Legislature is considering taxing everyone with income over $200,000 in exchange for lowering the sales tax.
- The union membership statistics were released Tuesday by the US Department of Labor: we are the 4th most unionized state in the country (20.2%).
- Here are the numbers on high school graduation rates in our state as reported by the National Center for Educational Statistics: we are 34th in our ability to graduate students from high school (72.9%).
Sure there are states in worse shape than ours. I wonder how much farther down we are going to go before we figure out how to solve some of these problems.
No one ever wants to end on a sour note, so here is another article from the Puget Sound Business Journal: SeaTac was No. 1 in on time arrivals in January (86%)!