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Seattle Money Measures Breakdown

August 5, 2016
A major money housing levy and a proposed park on the Alaskan Way Viaduct were before Seattle voters on primary election night. KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna and political analyst Joni Balter explain why voters gave a big thumbs up to the housing levy and an even bigger thumbs down to the Viaduct proposal. Plus, a look at a monster of a money measure that will be put before the voters in November.


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Enrique Cerna

The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley.  Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs in addition to local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment and Latinos in Washington State.

Enrique has earned nine Northwest Emmy Awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.

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Joni Balter

Joni Balter is a multi-media journalist and lecturer at Seattle University and the University of Washington Evans Graduate School of Public Policy and Governance. A KCTS 9 political analyst and advisor, she has contributed to KUOW and Bloomberg View, and was a columnist for The Seattle Times. More stories by Joni Balter