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November 7, 2013 at 1:19 PM

House Finance chairman: Boeing tax-break measure has ‘rock-solid’ safeguards

House Finance Chairman Reuven Carlyle say there’s “rock-solid” language in legislation extending tax breaks for Boeing, and other aerospace companies, to prevent the company from moving the 777X out of Washington in the future. “They are committing in black and white, not only to the 777X but its descendant planes,” Carlyle said Thursday, the first day…

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Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Boeing, reuven carlyle, special session

October 1, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Lawmaker wants Inslee to outline finances for $4.2 billion water project

House Finance Committee Chairman Reuven Carlyle is calling on the governor to spell out how the state will pay for a proposed $4.2 billion plan to bring more water to the Yakima River Valley. As explained in a Seattle Times story on Sunday, the proposal would be the biggest thing to hit the region…

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Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: dam, Jay Inslee, reuven carlyle

August 28, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Study: Washington has one of highest sales-tax rates in country

Consumers in Washington state pay the fourth highest sales taxes in the country, according to a new data from the Tax Foundation. The report on combined state and local sales taxes put Washington’s average rate at 8.87 percent — a 6.5 percent state tax plus an average 2.37 percent local tax rate. In Seattle, the…

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Comments | More in State government | Topics: Gary Alexander, reuven carlyle, sales tax

March 12, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Bill to require background checks for all gun sales appears dead in state House

OLYMPIA — Gun-control advocates in the state House conceded defeat Tuesday night on their top priority: a high-profile bill to require background checks for all gun sales. While cautioning that nothing is ever truly dead in Olympia, bill sponsor Jamie Pedersen said “it does not appear that we’re going to make it there.” “I always thought this…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: gun control, Jamie Pedersen, Newtown

January 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Carlyle: Universities must be more accountable

State Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, is a major supporter of higher education and the architect of a bill that gave the state’s universities tuition-setting authority two years ago. So it’s worth hearing what he has to say about Monday’s offer by state university presidents to freeze tuition – just as long as the Legislature…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: legislature, reuven carlyle, state universities

October 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: Al Gore blames Denver altitude; Big Bird’s whoopin’; Carlyle v. Eyman

Happy Friday: Debate science: Former Vice President Al Gore  —he, a sighing menace to his own presidential debate performance years ago against George W. Bush  — had one of the more novel explanation for President Obama’s weak performance in Denver the other night — altitude. Gore who is very science-oriented offered up this doozy. Tweet of…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: al gore, big bird, Initiative 1185