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  • Washington ballot measures: Tax policy

    Washington voters have a near record number of initiatives on this fall’s ballot, giving them choices on raising taxes, paying taxes, buying liquor and providing for workers’ industrial insurance. Here’s …


  • Con: Initiative 1098 would hurt economy

    Let me start by saying that I am a lucky guy. I’m a self-made man who retired at 33, is way overmarried to a fabulous physician and is blessed with …


  • Pro: Initiative 1098 is about fairness

    I am proud to be chairman of Red Lion Hotels Corporation and former CEO, but my thoughts on the importance of Initiative 1098 are my personal observations. However, it is …


  • Business owner backs income tax initiative

    Spokane business owner Janine Vaughn is backing Initiative 1098, the high-earners income tax measure on Washington’s November ballot. So is the Main Street Alliance, a small-business advocacy group Vaughn belongs …


  • Author asserts new tax would slow economy

    The co-author of a study on state economic competitiveness warned Tuesday that Washington’s economy could tank if voters support a proposed income tax. Jonathan Williams said states that have adopted …


  • Businesses plan support of initiatives

    Doubt and confusion are hurting the national economy and could undo efforts to get Washington voters to pass business-friendly initiatives on the November ballot, the state director for the National …


  • Initiative support tepid in poll

    Washington voters may be experiencing initiative overload this year with a near-record number of ballot measures. They can stage a “tax revolt” by lifting new taxes imposed by the Legislature …


  • Poll: Weak support for Washington initiatives

    Three initiatives that would change the state’s tax policies – instituting an income tax, dropping a series of consumer taxes or requiring supermajorities to pass new taxes – have more …


  • Caldwell: I-1098 is not a business-friendly tax option

    Nobody out here in Eastern Washington likes to admit it, but King County is the great trough from which most of the rest of us feed. Initiative 1098 is a …


  • Signatures portend long November ballot

    OLYMPIA – Washington voters will likely have six initiatives on the November ballot dealing with taxes, booze and workers’ comp. They could repeal some of the recent consumer taxes on …