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Spin Control archive for July 23, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

Breaking Ground at Huntington Park

Flanked by earthmovers and pickups, with the Riverfront Park gondolas gliding overhead, Scott Morris talked fondly Tuesday of the year 1889, city parks, Spokane and the company he runs, Avista. “We, in a sense, grew up together,” Morris said to a gathering of about 50…

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Map from the tax foundation shows growth in state spending between 2001 and 2011. (Tax Foundation)

Washington spending grew relatively slowly 

OLYMPIA -- Listening to the discussions over state budgets over the last several years, one might have thought that Washington state spending was growing faster than Usain Bolt on steroids. At least, that seemed to be the position of some Republicans who pointed to rising…

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