As far as I am concerned the Coalition’s refusal to share in the cost of retaining a contract lobbyist to assist us during the special session and in the formation of the state budget was the last straw. As the final special legislative session was coming to a close no retirement system merger bills had […]
Information produced by the various organizations active in dealing with LEOFF 1 issues.
by Richard Warbrouck As the final special Legislative Session was coming to a close a joint legislative committee was appointed to discuss and negotiate a state budget that both the House and Senate could agree to. Unfortunately these budget committee meetings were behind closed doors and apparently exempt from the open meeting law and public […]
Evidently the LEOFF I Coalition has just sent out another fund raising notice. I received several emails with questions about the Coalition yesterday. I urge everyone NOT to donate to the Coalition. Here’s why… The Coalition does not represent anyone except their Board of Directors. Regardless of their claims, the Coalition has no members. In […]
by Richard Warbrouck As I write this article on June 11, 2017 we are approaching the end of the second special session on June 21, 2017. State government will shut down on July 1, 2017 if they have not passed a budget bill. The problem is how to raise the additional three billion dollars in […]
by Richard Warbrouck President, RFFOW I want to acknowledge and thank our members who over the past year have sent in personal legislative contributions. This past month we received several generous contributions in the $500, $300, $250, and $150 range as well as many in the $100, $50 and lower amounts. These individual donations are […]
Editor’s Note: This article is now a historical item. It was written in 2008 when the RSPOA was still on the Coalition board. It sort of demonstrates how the effectiveness of the Coalition began to fail. by Jerry Taylor & John Nordlund Eight years! It all started back in mid-2000 and officially began on October […]