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February 25, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Senate Democrats would end $100 million in tax breaks to support education

Another government proposal for increasing state dollars for Washington public schools was dropped into the already overloaded cart Tuesday. The proposal from Senate Democrats gives lawmakers another option for answering a Supreme Court order to improve the way education is paid for. The court’s last communication with the Legislature asked for a concrete plan by April…


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November 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Legislature approves billions in tax breaks for Boeing

Update| 3:12 p.m. OLYMPIA — It’s a wrap. The Legislature on Saturday afternoon approved extending tax incentives worth more than $8 billion for Boeing until 2040. Along with the tax package, lawmakers voted to spend millions of dollars on worker-training programs and an effort to ease permitting for large aerospace-manufacturing sites. The bills now go to Gov. Jay…


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April 15, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Elway poll: What do voters consider a tax increase?

A new Stuart Elway poll found that a slight majority of voters surveyed, 51 percent, don’t consider eliminating tax breaks to be a “tax increase.” However, 56 percent of the people polled felt that continuing an existing tax due to expire is the same thing as a tax increase. Both Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and House Democrats…


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March 13, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Inslee: Close tax breaks to boost money for education

OLYMPIA — The governor’s office has indicated for awhile it’s leaning toward closing certain tax breaks to meet a state Supreme Court demand to pump more money into education. But Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee made his strongest case yet this session on TVW Wednesday morning. “We clearly need to make significant investments that have been ordered by…


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