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TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2009

MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2009

FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2009

THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2009

Revenue forecast numbers:

For the remainder of the 07-09 biennium: down $721 million from what was thought in Nov.For the 09-11 biennium: down $1.587 billion. Biggest drops: sales and use tax ($823 million) and real estate excise tax ($394 million).Total loss from November's numbers: $2.3 billion.

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Lunchtime reading for you: tax proposal on the way, porn tax dead, and longshot plan would free up money for Spokane's megaproject...

Worthwhile reading on your lunch hour:-Unions, others are polling on what state tax increases voters would find palatable. From the Tacoma News-Tribune's Joe Turner:Meanwhile, the shadow legislature of unions and other stakeholders is out their holding "focus groups" in communities. They're trying to figure out…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 2009

TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2009

MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2009

SATURDAY, FEB. 14, 2009

FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2009

THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2009

MAC attack turned partly back...

This one's of interest mainly to readers in Spokane. From tomorrow's paper:OLYMPIA _ A controversial proposal to merge the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture with its Western Washington counterpart appears to be dead.One of the state's most powerful lawmakers said Thursday that the Senate…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2009

More on the porn tax...

From an interview last night with Rep. Mark Miloscia, who's proposed tacking on an extra 18.5 percent sales tax onto adult videos, cable shows, etc."Somebody brought this to me and I said `Wow. Well, why not?'" said Miloscia, D-Federal Way.His bill is actually a nearly-verbatim…

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