Spin Control archive for April 24, 2013

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

OLYMPIA -- Mike Fagan, Tim Eyman and Jack Fagan, left to right, try to file an electronic version of their new initiative at the Secretary of State's office Wednesday. The new system didn't work properly and they ended up turning in a paper version and paying the $5 filing fee. (Jim Camden)

Eyman, Fagans try new route to 2/3 tax votes 

Mike Fagan, Tim Eyman and Jack Fagan, left to right, to file an electronic copy of their new initiative at the Secretary of State's office Wednesday. After several attempts, they wound up submitting a paper copy and paying the $5 filing fee. OLYMPIA – Unable...

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House passes tax bill

OLYMPIA -- Democrats in the House pushed through a $900 million package of tax changes they say is designed to improve public schools, but Republicans insisted were job-killers. On a 50-47 vote, it passed and sent to the Senate a bill that repeals or narrows...

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House takes up tax bill

OLYMPIA -- The House is debating a package of tax changes that would raise about $900 million over the next two years by closing or reducing some tax exemptions, credits and preferences. There are only a few amendments. The first, by Democrats, to give non-residents...

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GOP: We could still finish on time. Maybe.

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature might still finish on time Sunday, even though the House and Senate have two very different budget proposals and disagreements on some key policy issues, Republican leaders of the Legislature and the Democrat who heads up the Senate's majority coalition said...

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OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee tells reporters a special session will likely be needed to finish the Legislature's work. (Jim Camden)

Inslee: Odds favor special session

Gov. Inslee explains why he thinks Legislature will need more time. OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee all but conceded the Legislature will need a special session to finish work on budgets and key issues like education. "I think we'd have to draw to an inside...

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