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By KC Kuykendall
The Times 

Public Infrastructure Funding Goes Down the Drain

 


If Benjamin Franklin was right, then we can be certain of only two things in life: death & taxes. And yet Washington citizens remain uncertain about our state’s pending budget and the potential tax hikes likely to be requested to pay for the ever-expanding government obligations, including mounting education, homelessness, and mental health needs.

Few things are more frustrating to tax-payers than the bait-and-switch from politicians that occurs when local, state and federal legislators identify a legitimate need, impose a new tax to pay for it, and then turn around and spend that money e...



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