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May
20th

UW Huskies’ coach Sarkisian once is again top-paid state employee, earning $2.7 million in 2012

UPDATED to fix glitch in data – pushing WSU football coach Mike Leach to No. 2 overall in 2012.

Just as he was two years before, University of Washington football coach Steve Sarkisian was the top paid employee on the Washington state-government’s payroll in 2012. He earned $2.7 million in 2012 – money actually paid out of athletic department funds (like earnings from selling tickets or television rights for Husky games) and not by taxpayers.

While most state employees saw 3 percent reductions in pay and hours worked since July 2011, Sarkisian’s pay was up from $1.98 million in

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Feb.
26th

Sen. Tom’s pension idea emerges as potential Senate trading card for K-12 education taxes

It’s still early in this year’s 105 day session at the Washington state Capitol. But it’s not too early to point out again that the Republican-dominated coalition in charge of the Senate is passing bills that could be valuable trading cards late in session when serious discussions of raising new revenues for K-12 public schools get going in earnest.

Until yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom and members of his Majority Coalition Caucus have been singularly hostile toward taxes. But as we reported here today, Tom’s  proposal to end fixed-payment pensions for state worker younger than 45 took a beating in the Monday

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