Rep. Drew MacEwen: Integrity In Olympia
State lawmakers are currently preparing for their own Fourth of July weekends, and in an abnormal state of affairs will find themselves having to return to session next week in order to resolve several votes which have been deadlocked for nearly the entire legislative year.
In his Thursday conversation with Daybreak 35th District Representative Drew MacEwen spoke frankly and openly about what he calls a 'disgusting process' in which Senate Democrats stalled the vote to suspend initiative 1351, a measure to reduce class sizes in Washington's schools.
Rep. MacEwen dug into the nitty-gritty details about how handshake agreements and pre-arranged compromises play an important role in allowing the legislative process to move forward. He explained how the strained relationships both within and across halls of the House and Senate make these arrangements a necessity, and how Senate Democrats, in his view, went back on their word by not contributing to a required super-majority vote. A decision which has brought any further legislative actions to a grinding halt.
You can hear more details by listening to the complete interview which features a degree of explicit, behind-the-scenes dialog that goes beyond what is normally expected from a politician-
Turning Pointe: Freeing Abused Spouses From The Pain Of Domestic Violence
For victims of domestic violence it can often seem as if there is no escape from the dangerous or hurtful partner who is abusing them. Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Center want these people to know that there are options available to them.
On Wednesday's Daybreak our friend Toby Kevin brought in Executive Director for Turning Pointe, Cheryl Cathcart, who spoke with Jeff & Dale about the services the group provides.
Turning Pointe shelters over 50 abused persons each night, and upwards of 500 per year.
If you, or someone you know, is in a harmful relationship this interview could offer them the critical information they need to free themselves from it.
There's also some details about the upcoming Golf Tournement fundraiser which will benefit Turning Pointe in the complete interview-