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$36 million a drop in bucket compared to state budget
$36 million a drop in bucket compared to state budget (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Report Touts Inslee’s Programs Saving $36 Million, Ignores $12 Billion Budget

Tuesday,  Gov. Inslee's office released results of several government efficiency programs that claim to have in various forms, saved the state $36 million dollars.

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T-Mobile agrees to settlement, will stop "cramming" charges on bills.
T-Mobile agrees to settlement, will stop "cramming" charges on bills. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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230,000 WA Cell Customers May Get Refund from T-Mobile

On the heels of a major settlement with cellular provider T-Mobile, many of you may be entitled to some cash.

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Inslee wants to tax e-cigs, related products - even nicotine free
Inslee wants to tax e-cigs, related products - even nicotine free (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Proposed Budget Includes 95% Tax on e-Cigs, Related Products

Critics say tax would not only 'destroy' their profits, but drive consumers back to traditional cigarettes.

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Inslee (center in photo) plans numerous new taxes in 2015-17 budget
Inslee (center in photo) plans numerous new taxes in 2015-17 budget . (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Budget Proposal Includes Capitol Gains Tax, Raising Cigarette Taxes

So much for his campaign promise to veto any new taxes.   A long time ago, when Candidate Inslee was running for office,  he said he thought the state budget could be balanced without tax increases.   Governor Inslee has apparently come down with amnesia.

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Why what's happening in Olympia is important to YOU
Why what's happening in Olympia is important to YOU (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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Why Gov. Inslee’s Environmental Plans Matter To YOU

To some, it may seem distant,  thinking what happens in Olympia won't really affect them.  But nothing could be further from the truth.

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Which industries does Inslee specifically consider to be polluters?
Which industries does Inslee specifically consider to be polluters? (Newstalk 870 file image)
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Which Industries Will Face ‘Pollution’ Tax Under Gov. Inslee’s Environmental Plan?

This week,  WA Governor Jay Inslee released information about how he wants to spend $12-plus billion dollars to upgrade roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure in our state.

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Inslee unveils plans for assault on fossil fuels industry
Inslee unveils plans for assault on fossil fuels industry (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Plans “Assault” On What He Calls “Polluting Industries”

Inslee vows to "make polluting industries pay."   Whoa there, environmental cowboy.

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Business leaders against Gov. Inslee's ideas
Business leaders against Gov. Inslee's ideas (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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WA Business to Gov. Inslee: ‘Back Off’ Extreme Environmental Agenda

According to poll results released by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB)  while WA small business owners are not opposed to be responsible towards the environment,  Gov. Inslee needs to throttle it Way Back.

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Business leaders to sound off on Inslee's environmental policies
Business leaders to sound off on Inslee's environmental policies (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Polling Results on Gov. Inslee’s Climate Change Policies Coming Wednesday

What do business leaders, voters, think of Gov. Inslee's climate change policies?  We will find out Wednesday.  The Washington state arm of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) will let us know what small business owners, leaders and other think of the governor's plans to implement a carbon tax,  higher fuel prices and more.

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Sirius-XM lawsuit settled in Washington state
Sirius-XM lawsuit settled in Washington state (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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State Lawsuit Against Sirius-XM Radio Settled — Misleading Practices Alleged

Washington is one of 44 states that joined in the class-action suit against the satellite radio provider.

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