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  • SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2016, 8:27 P.M.

    Fraud plagues do-it-yourself charities after Orlando

    The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

    Washington officials announce state budget deal

    OLYMPIA – College tuition would fall, teachers would get raises and mental health funding would rise in a two-year budget deal announced on Saturday after long negotiations among state leaders. …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015, 7:27 P.M.

    Under state budget deal, college tuition will fall, but leaders haven’t said by how much

    OLYMPIA – College tuition would fall, teachers would get raises and mental health funding would rise in a two-year budget deal announced on Saturday after long negotiations among state leaders. …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2013

    Legislative special session focuses on Boeing breaks

    OLYMPIA – The Legislature opened its third special session, which some have dubbed the Boeing session, with a look back 10 years, trying to make sure the aerospace giant keeps …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013

    Spin Control: Budget negotiators follow silly policy

    OLYMPIA – Among the bromides passed off as great wisdom during this special session of the Legislature is that budget negotiators should not – nay, absolutely must not, and therefore …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

    Schools, taxes top Inslee proposal

    OLYMPIA – Temporary tax increases on beer and some business services should be made permanent, and a variety of existing tax breaks should be eliminated to raise an extra $1.2 …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012

    Subsidy zones to be cut

    A program aimed at boosting development downtown and in key neighborhood centers has perhaps been an even bigger boost to the fringes of town. That’s one reason why the Spokane …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011

    Senate panel examines tax breaks

    OLYMPIA – From frozen bull semen and chicken bedding to big banks’ mortgage profits, Senate Democrats took aim at the state’s system of tax breaks for businesses Wednesday. They generated …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011

    Spin Control: Groups plan to make noise: Cut tax breaks, not spending

    OLYMPIA – When the party that’s in becomes the party that’s out, one can expect an increase of unhappy people coalescing and demonstrating against the new order. But if one …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011

    Labor council to push to close tax loopholes

    OLYMPIA – Labor leaders say they will push for something that is often mentioned but rarely accomplished in a legislative session: closing tax loopholes for many businesses to bring in …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2010

    Many Idaho voters undecided about sales tax breaks

    Idahoans favor reform of the state’s tax structure, but the path to change is full of obstructions. In a Spokesman-Review poll done in collaboration with six other daily newspapers in …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010

    Kendall Yards tax benefit sought

    Owners of nearly 300 residences in the Kendall Yards development won’t have to pay property taxes on the new structures for a dozen years under a proposal the Spokane City …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008

    Three bills to repeal tax breaks clear panel

    BOISE – The push to re-examine Idaho’s plethora of tax exemptions and tax breaks has dwindled to just three bills that would repeal three tax breaks. Meanwhile, new tax breaks …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2008

    Tax exemption reform gets cool reception

    BOISE – After six months’ study of Idaho’s huge array of tax exemptions, the first run at actually repealing any hit a brick wall Thursday in the House Revenue & …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2007

    3 tax breaks get ax, for now

    BOISE – Idaho should do away with its investment tax credit and with special tax breaks for ski areas, broadcasters and publishers, a joint legislative committee decided Monday. But the …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2007

    State panel re-examining tax break policies

    BOISE – State Sen. Brent Hill says he’s not against tax breaks – as a CPA, he’s spent a career searching them out for his clients. But as the chairman …


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