King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kplu.org en Constantine Announces Tax Proposal To Avoid Major Bus Cuts http://kplu.org/post/constantine-announces-tax-proposal-avoid-major-bus-cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County is through waiting on Olympia.</span></p><p>The county is moving forward with its own measure to avoid major service cuts to Metro Transit, King County Executive Dow Constantine said on Tuesday.</p><p>“We waited and we waited, and now time is up,” Constantine said. “We are out of time for a statewide bill that includes a local transportation solution. It is time to move forward.”</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:27:04 +0000 Martha Kang & Gabriel Spitzer 12587 at http://kplu.org Constantine Announces Tax Proposal To Avoid Major Bus Cuts Constantine: Time Running Out for State to Save Metro Services http://kplu.org/post/constantine-time-running-out-state-save-metro-services <p>King County will take its own measures to save Metro Transit services if the state Legislature fails to pass a transportation package in time, said King County Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday.</p><p>“Let me be clear: this is not our first choice,” Constantine said of taking local measures.</p><p>But time is running out for state lawmakers to act, he said; the Legislature on Thursday missed its target day to take up a statewide transportation package.&nbsp;</p><p>"It's not happening," Constantine said.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:42:13 +0000 Martha Kang 11202 at http://kplu.org Constantine: Time Running Out for State to Save Metro Services King County deputies vote on cutting pay http://kplu.org/post/king-county-deputies-vote-cutting-pay <P>As King County makes massive cuts to help balance its budget, the union representing King County sheriff’s deputies has, for months, refused to consider a wage freeze next year.&nbsp; Even as other unions in the county have agreed to do so.&nbsp; But deputies are voting on a proposal to reduce their upcoming pay increase.&nbsp; Tue, 07 Dec 2010 19:23:47 +0000 KPLU News Staff 300 at http://kplu.org