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Tripling Hazardous Substance Tax Would Boost Gas Prices: New taxes not needed to protect Puget Sound

February 1, 2010 in Publications

The Washington legislature is considering a tax increase intended to support the state’s effort to protect and restore one of the Washington’s most notable natural resources, the Puget Sound and other state waterways. The state would collect new revenues by increasing the tax rate on hazardous substances imported into Washington. This would increase gas prices by four to six cents per gallon.

‘Net neutrality’ move could infringe on Internet

February 1, 2010 in In the News
Snohomish County Business Journal
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Snohomish County Business Journal
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Monday, February 1, 2010

What exactly does "high-speed rail" mean?

February 1, 2010 in In the News
SeattlePI.com
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SeattlePI.com
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Net Neutrality: Don’t subject the Internet to politicians, bureaucracies (page 10)

January 31, 2010 in In the News
Inside ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)
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Inside ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)
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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Legislator activities reported for local district voters

January 29, 2010 in In the News
The Grand Coulee Star
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The Grand Coulee Star
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Washington Think Tank Says Reliance on Sin Taxes Won’t Work

January 29, 2010 in In the News
The Biz Coach
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The Biz Coach
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Friday, January 29, 2010