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 By Paul Guppy    Opinions    September 24, 2013

Back to School: why not give parents a $95 voucher for supplies?

A Spokesman-Review editorial recently noted the awkward summer ritual of teachers, sometimes assisted by parents and charities, having to spend their own money to provide classroom supplies. As the editorial notes, “The problem is that...

 
 By Paul Guppy    Opinions    March 29, 2011

Union’s “last hired, first fired” rule means younger teachers are laid off first

A bill in Olympia, HB 1609, would end the practice of automatically firing the newest and youngest teachers first when Washington school districts implement layoffs. Under the bill, school administrators would be required to consider teacher...

 
 By Paul Guppy    Opinions    March 28, 2011

Union’s “last hired, first fired” rule means younger teachers are laid off first

A bill in Olympia, HB 1609, would end the practice of automatically firing the newest and youngest teachers first when Washington school districts implement layoffs. Under the bill, school administrators would be required to consider teacher...

 
 By Paul Guppy    Opinions    September 27, 2010

Expiring Bush tax cuts will hit Washingtonians hard

How would you like to do nothing and receive $2.8 trillion? That is what Congress is on course to do on December 31st. On that date the tax cuts enacted under President Bush expire, and federal tax rates will immediately revert to the level they...

 
 By Paul Guppy    Opinions    June 22, 2010

We don’t need income tax

This fall Washington voters will likely again be asked to pass a state income tax. Tax proponents want to impose a tax of 5 percent on people with yearly incomes over $200,000 and on couples with incomes over $400,000. The rate would rise to...

 
 By Paul Guppy    Opinions    September 8, 2009

Public option will lower private health insurance premiums...to zero

Responding to the concern that setting up a government-run public option insurance plan would inject politics into American health care, public option backers are saying, “Right. And that’s a good thing.” A recent Washington Post article report...