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Eye On Olympia archive for Jan. 12, 2007

FRIDAY, JAN. 12, 2007

Why reading the bill title isn't enough...

The bill: SB 5130, sponsored by Sen. Ken Jacobsen, D-Seattle.How the short title printout and website describe it: "Expanding hunter access to certain private lands."What you discover, though, if you actually read the bill: That the bill would expand access and preserve habitat -- by…

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Income tax proposed...

Unfazed by years of talk about how a state income tax is the third rail of Washington politics -- touch it and you die – Senate veteran Rosa Franklin has launched Senate Bill 5150, proposing a state income tax starting at 2.2 percent for individuals…

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