Gerry Pollet

Is a rent-to-own housing program working? WA auditor looks for answers

BY: - November 9, 2023

A state-managed program two lawmakers say has failed to help hundreds of families become homeowners as promised is about to get more scrutiny. State Auditor Pat McCarthy said Thursday she ordered a performance audit of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission’s oversight of a program that is designed to enable eligible low-income renters to own […]

Inslee axes special education study, drawing bipartisan rebuke

BY: - May 19, 2023

As the state prepares to boost funding for special education by $400 million in the next two years, the governor has angered lawmakers in both parties by nixing a study to see if students are receiving the services they are entitled to. Lawmakers wanted a performance audit of Washington’s system of providing special education to […]