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January 25, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Senate Democratic Leader Ed Murray proposes capital gains tax

Senate Democratic Leader Ed Murray wants to seek voter approval of a 5 percent excise tax on capital gains. He floated the idea at a news conference on Friday. In the past, this kind of trial balloon would have made a stir in Olympia. But with Republicans in control of the state Senate…

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