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Eye On Olympia archive for March 10, 2008

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2008

Budget deal details trickling out...

The House and Senate have just about agreed on a final budget deal, key lawmakers say.Some of the main points:How much to leave in state savings: For months Gov. Chris Gregoire and legislative budget writers have been weighing how much to leave in savings this…

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Among the proposed tax breaks: one for newspapers

A labor lobbyist just emailed, challenging capitol reporters to write about a tax break for their own industry: newspapers. Fair enough.House Bill 2585 would give newspaper companies a $946,000 tax break in this budget cycle, rising to $1.4 million annually next year, according to state…

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