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Spin Control archive for April 23, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

Beer tax hike among those dropped by House

OLYMPIA – Some businesses and their customers could see higher taxes starting this summer as the state tries to increase the money it spends on public schools, but beer makers and the folks who consume their product aren’t likely to be among them. A key…

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WA Lege Day 100: Autopsy bill passes

OLYMPIA – Spokane County’s medical examiners may soon have no legal barrier that stops them from talking about the results of investigations into deaths that involve actions by law enforcement officers. A unanimous Senate Tuesday passed a bill allowing them to discuss the results of…

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House panel revises, passes tax hikes

OLYMPIA -- Democrats on the House Finance Committee approved a $900 million package of tax increases this morning designed to pay for increases in public school programs. Republicans voted no, saying the state should increase money for schools without raising taxes. On an 8-5 vote,…

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