This editorial will appear in Thursday’s print edition.
One concern that many – including this newspaper’s editorial board – have about Jay Inslee is that the state’s next governor might be too cozy with the public employee unions.
Now the union representing Washington State Patrol troopers and sergeants – which endorsed Rob McKenna for governor – has conveniently proposed an early test of how independent Inslee might be. The union has called on him to dump WSP Chief John Batiste and replace him with its hand-picked choice, Lakewood Police Chief Bret Farrar.
Apparently Batiste – who served in the patrol …