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Gov. Inslee touts ranking showing no income tax is good for Washington

June 11, 2014 in Blog

Governor Jay Inslee today praised a national ranking by Forbes that shows Washington state is the best state in which to make a living.  The ranking lists “no income tax” as one of the primary reasons for Washington’s high standing.

Sen. John Braun's 'Economic Sense' | The First Edition, June 2014

June 10, 2014 in In the News
Deputy Republican Whip Senator John Braun WA State Leg
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Deputy Republican Whip Senator John Braun WA State Leg
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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.