Welcome to the Clallam County GOP!
Don’t miss out on the HUGE RWCC Garage and
Plant Sale on Saturday, June 29th!
RWCC will be holding its biennial one day Garage Sale at the Ireland Farm. Please save and donate your “white elephants” and other items that you no longer have room or use for to this fundraiser. (Click on image for larger view)
A GOOD OL’ SUMMERTIME PICNIC IS COMING!
INVITE THE FAMILY- INVITE THE NEIGHBORS
A JOINT VENTURE BY THE CCRP AND RWCC
ENJOY A PLEASANT AFTERNOON OF FAMILY FUN & GOOD FOOD:
GAMES FOR KIDS, LOTS OF OUTDOOR SPACE
ALL YOU CAN EAT: HOT DOGS, BAKED BEANS, SALAD & DESSERT, PLUS
LEMONADE & COFFEE
SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2013 12:30 PM TO 3:30 PM
@ SEQUIM BIBLE CHURCH, 847 N. SEQUIM AVENUE, SEQUIM, WA
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: DR. KEN HUTCHERSON
(Dr. Hutcherson is a former NFL linebacker, reformed Democrat and
current Senior Pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, WA)
TEENS & ADULTS $7.00 KIDS 6 TO 12 $5.00 KIDS 5 & UNDER ARE FREE!
Call Jindy O’Donnell June 17-July 31 @ 457-1672 for ticket information.
Maybe we should go back to breaking out what every entity gets…
From the “Good Ol’ Days, circa about 1964…
An excellent short argument about gun control.
ECONOMIC & DEMOGRAPHIC CHARTS: Clallam County Commissioner Jim McEntire has placed into the public domain the following Economic and Demographics Charts concerning the fiscal year 2013 budget. These were discussed in open meetings in 2012. They are an excellent way of reviewing Clallam County and what’s going on in those areas. Click here to download and/or view (pdf files): Economic and Demographic Charts – FY 2013 Budget (Posted 2/25/2013 )
Tax Freedom Day
Millions of Americans will settle accounts with Uncle Sam on April 15th, unaware that they are still working for the government. Our nation’s Tax Freedom Day 2013 is April 18th, five days later than last year.
In the state of Washington, the news was even worse: Tax Freedom Day doesn’t arrive for us until April 25th.
How does Washington rank? Ninth highest taxpayer out of the fifty states.
Read in-depth reports at: taxfoundation.org
Join with the Freedom Foundation in their “Restore the Two-Thirds” petition to show public support for a constitutional amendment that would require a 2/3rds vote on new taxes. So far, they’ve collected over 1500 signatures! However, we need to do a lot better than that if we’re going to convince our legislators to take action and pass a constitutional amendment. Please consider signing the petition and passing it on.
LEGISLATURE IN SESSION: Now that the session is in progress at the Washington State Legislature – click here for contact information to reach our legislators, as well as to keep up to speed on current legislation.
Check on the
Washington State Legislature: www.leg.wa.gov/pages/home.aspx
(List of legislators, their committees, districts, counties, and legislative assistants)
Legislator E-mail Services
(Forms to e-mail individual members)
Caucus Home Pages
(In-depth information about each legislator)
Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000
New Officers for 2013-2014 have been elected, as follows:
|Vice Chair||Virginia O’Donnell|
|State Committeeman||Micah Dilts|
|State Committeewoman||Sue Forde|
Bipartisan coalition forms majority in Washington State Senate -Coalition focused on jobs, education and budget with shared committee structure
OLYMPIA…Democrat and Republican senators announced today that they have formed a Majority Coalition Caucus to lead the Senate during the 2013 legislative session. Twenty-five state senators have committed themselves to a set of principles that will guide the work of the new caucus, including:
- promoting job growth and a vibrant economy;
- creating a sustainable budget and living within the state’s means;
- providing a world-class education system through reforms and enhancements;
- governing collaboratively to protect the most vulnerable while prioritizing the needs of middle-class Washingtonians; and
- setting priorities for state government and holding it accountable. READ MORE>>>
An interesting perspective…
News media would have the country believe that this past general election was a “mandate”. But, was it? For an interesting perspective, take a look at the election returns BY COUNTY: (Blue=Dem; Red = GOP) (Click on map for larger view)
Pretty interesting, isn’t it? (from Maps of the 2012 US presidential election results)
In Other News…
- Congress to Reconvene after Election…The House and Senate are both slated have reconvened. Congress’ primary post-election task will be to screech to a halt before plunging off the fiscal cliff of expiring tax cuts and the looming budgetary sequester.The 113th Congress is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 until January 3, 2015.
- To stay apprised as to what’s taking place in Olympia, bookmark: http://theolympiareport.com/
For the voting record and / or responses to questions about issues from the candidates, visit (click on graphic):
a HUGE Thank You to all the candidates who spent their time and money to run for public office.
We applaud you and encourage you to do it again!
The 2012 Washington State GOP Platform
Your water rights may be affected – read on…
A newly formed organization, Olympic Resource Protection Council, is currently raising funds for a lawsuit against the Dept. of Ecology’s new water rules – which extremely limit what a household can use in the way of water, and in some areas, no new water will be “allowed”. See their website at: www.olympicresourcepc.org.
UPDATE – Dec. 2012: The “Rule” was passed and went into effect on Jan. 2, 2013. Marguerite Glover wrote an op/ed about the issue, which helps to see how people will be adversely affected: New “Water ‘Management’ Rule” by WA State Dept. of Ecology a “travesty”
A current issue concerns metering of wells and water “rules” by the State Department of Ecology. Marguerite Glover has been involved with the water issues in the Sequim-Dungeness area for many years, and has set up a website to help educate folks about the matter. Click here – www.sequimwater.com and get up-to-speed with what is happening in this area.
A postcard was mailed out to residents in the Sequim area, which bears repeating. It states:
“The Washington Department of Ecology’s Dungeness Water Rule, being proposed in May 2012 and taking effect in August 2012, may affect you as a property owner. Washington REALTORS and the Sequìm Association of REALTORS want to keep you informed.
VACANT LAND AND UNUSED WELLS
Development of vacant land will be subject to the rule, even parcels purchased or subdivided years ago. The rule prohibits new water rights and exempt wells unless mitigation is purchased, and requires metering and reporting of new water uses. The rule will also impact wells that are already drilled if water from the well has not yet been used For domestic purposes.
EXISTING PRIVATE WELLS & SMALL WATER SYSTEMS
Existing private wells may be subject to the new rule, if the uses of the well are modified to add additional residences or new types of water use at existing residences.
COUNTY BUILDING PERMIT DECISIONS
Will require determination by the County of whether the project complies with the Washington Department of Ecology’ water rule before a building permit can be approved.
For a good run-down of the state budget recently passed by our lawmakers, go here: http://www.myfreedomfoundation.com/ and click on “A Closer Look at the State Budget Deal.”