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Will the Washingtons keep access to the internet tax free?

June 10, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was published by State Budget Solutions on May 16, 2014. 

Only in Washington D.C. can near unanimous agreement on a policy mean there is danger it may not occur. Consider the pending expiration of the ban on internet access taxes and whether or not Congress will act in time. As reported by The Wall Street Journal:

Seattle's Proposed Minimum Wage Killing Jobs

June 10, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was published by the National Center for Policy Analysis on May 27, 2014. 

Seattle’s proposed $15 minimum wage has yet to pass, but it is already hurting the labor market, according to the Washington Policy Center.

Public safety sales tax increase on ballot in Benton County

June 10, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was published by The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business on May 14, 2014. 

In August, Benton County residents will consider Proposition 14-5 and whether to increase the local sales tax rate by 0.3 percent, raising approximately $9 million per year for public safety spending.

Sunshine Week Legislative Update

June 10, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was originally published by Northwest Daily Marker on March 17, 2014. 

This Sunshine Week forecast is brought to you by the 2014 Legislative Session: Your right to know is partly cloudy. When the just concluded session began there was the opportunity for brilliant sunshine but at least we avoided any severe secret storm warnings.