February 04, 2014

Publicly-funded group sponsoring anti-Right-to-Work Agenda

The taxpayer-subsidized Washington State Labor Education and Research Center recently partnered with the Washington State Labor Council to hold a series of workshops around the state designed to train union workers in techniques to fight a potential right-to-work ballot initiative.

February 04, 2014

Lacey City Council in plastic bag ban distraction

The City of Lacey, just north of Olympia, once seemed like an outpost of sanity.  Now the City Council follows the dictates of the Thurston County Commissioners.  Banning plastic bags is the priority of the day.  Citizens are not allowed to vote.

February 03, 2014

Unions support transparency, except when it applies to them

While praising the concept of transparency, union executives testified against a bill to open collective bargaining sessions between public agencies and unions to the public.

January 31, 2014

Freedom Foundation sues to ensure well-informed voters

Voters deserve to hear both sides before casting a ballot. This is both common sense and state law, and it's why Freedom Foundation has sued Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall over her February 2014 Voters' Pamphlet.

January 29, 2014

Nice to see Sen. Ranker has an open mind

Senate's most passionate environmental extremist walks out on hearing as eminent physicist debunks climate change myths

January 28, 2014

Restraining eminent domain – two good bills in Washington’s Senate

Last Wednesday, the Washington State Senate held hearings on two eminent domain reform bills. The Freedom Foundation testified on the merits of both bills. Interestingly, one of the groups opposing eminent domain reform was SEIU.

January 28, 2014

Rep. McMorris Rodgers Shares Her Thoughts on Freedom Foundation

Later today, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) will deliver the official response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. Perhaps it’s an encore from her video message to Freedom Foundation members on the occasion of our 20th Anniversary. Rep. McMorris Rodgers was there...Read more here

January 27, 2014

Boze for Freedom

Our good friend and former colleague David Boze, the morning drive host on KTTH 770 AM, recorded two radio spots advertising Freedom Foundation's mission. Listen to them below, share them with your friends, and visit BozeForFreedom.com.

January 27, 2014

Op-Ed: Paid sick leave a drag on business

In an op-ed for the Connecticut Post, Max Nelsen breaks down a recent study about Connecticut’s paid sick leave law and shows how the requirement has hurt businesses across the state.

January 27, 2014

Op-Ed: Raising minimum wage a burden, not a benefit

In an op-ed for the Everett Herald, Max Nelsen examines Gov. Inslee’s call to increase the state minimum wage and explains that the move would only create additional burdens on Washington’s job creators.