Initiative 1033 will extend Washington’s recession

Commentary | October 14, 2009 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

Our economy is in the tank, unemployment is rising, and health coverage is being cut back. The trillion-dollar bubble led by the major financial institutions has burst. So what are we left with? Public schools, community and technical colleges; unemployment insurance and workers compensation; health coverage for (some of) those who have lost it; public health systems to protect us from swine flu; police, firefighters, and more. So we still have government. But there is something on the ballot that could jeopardize even that backstop. And that is Initiative 1033.

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