Really, Seattle Times editorial board? You're going to lash out at Initiative 1163 for the second time this week... the sixth time since it was overwhelmingly approved by voters in November. Writing about the House budget proposal, the editors lament:
What is in it? Initiative 1163. That is the measure promoted by the Service Employees International Union that has the state pay for increased training that most of their members don't need.
Washington's voters have now twice approved expanded training and certification requirements for long-term care workers, and by landslide margins: 65-35 for I-1163 in 2011, and 73-27 for I-1029 in 2008. Yet the union-hating editors at the Seattle Times simply can't get past the SEIU backing to see these provisions as something that voters clearly want.