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Proud of tax reform effort

I’m proud to see Cathy McMorris Rodgers taking the lead on tax reform. Too many jobs have gone overseas because of our unfair, complicated tax structure. It’s time to bring those jobs back to the U.S. The new plan will create thousands of new jobs in Eastern Washington. The Republican plan means people will be able to keep more of their hard-earned money and small businesses will be able to hire and expand. Let’s hope that Cathy can get this bill through the House and the Senate. It’s been 31 years since we had any real tax relief. Every American deserves this chance.

Carolyn Williams

Spokane


 

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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.