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$1.1 billion more in revenue should be enough!
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$1.1 billion more in revenue should be enough!
We recently got more good budget news; the economic forecast that came out this week pointed to the state expecting more revenue thanks to our recovering economy.This proves once again that there is no need for new taxes. In fact, there are some of us who believe that it is...
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As forecast adds $400 million, Padden joins call for tax relief for small business
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As forecast adds $400 million, Padden joins call for tax relief for small business
A positive tax-revenue forecast is leading three state senators to call for a tax cut, saying this is the time for relief, not more spending. State Sens. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, and Michael Padden, R-Spokane Valley, are calling for a reduction in business and occupations taxes. Their plan...
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State Voting Rights Act doesn’t live up to noble name
Sen. Mike Padden speaks at the Latino Legislative Day Rally in the rotunda at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia, February 10, 2014. The Wenatchee High School Mariachi band performed during the rally.
State Voting Rights Act doesn’t live up to noble name
This post originally appeared in the leadership blog of the Majority Coalition Caucus, Exit 105. When talk turns to the Voting Rights Act, that old black-and-white news footage starts running through our minds — sit-ins, boycotts and the March on Washington. The federal law of 1965 was one of the most significant bills of the...
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Governor signs Roger Freeman Act to help families in need
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Governor signs Roger Freeman Act to help families in need
Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2140, which creates a law to help families struggling to pay for court-ordered services. The signing caps an effort that began during the 2014 legislative session under the leadership of the late Rep. Roger Freeman, who passed away last October. Before the bill...
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