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Commission recommends new tax for state parks
Commission recommends new tax for state parks (Townsquare media image)
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Would You Be OK with New Tax to Support State Parks, Recreation Areas?

Tax -happy Governor Jay Inslee seems to be ok with picking our pockets, except when it comes to state parks and recreation facilities.

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Police security bill dumped on taxpayers in Seattle
Police security bill dumped on taxpayers in Seattle (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Seattle Taxpayers Stuck with $40K Security Bill From Obama’s July Visit

Even the Seattle Times noted,  the visit by the President was "purely political."

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Tri Cities 20 cents higher than national average
Tri Cities 20 cents higher than national average (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)
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Labor Day Gas Prices to Be Lowest Since 2010 – But Not in Tri-Cities?

AAA says we will get some relief if we are traveling this Labor Day weekend...if you're going OUTSIDE Tri-Cities.

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Green Bay 13th in total NFL Value
Green Bay 13th in total NFL Value (Getty Images)
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The Most Valuable -$$- NFL Team? You Might Be Surprised

According to Forbes Magazine,  the NFL franchise with the highest financial value is....

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Benton County Criminal Tax challenge
Benton County Criminal Tax challenge (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Complaint Against Criminal Justice Tax To Be Considered by Public Disclosure Commission

While some ballots are still being tabulated it appears the Benton County Criminal Justice tax has passed.    But it could potentially face a hurdle.

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What does our state debt look like?
What does our state debt look like? (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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What Does Washington State’s Debt “Look” Like? See The Shocking Stats

We hear so much about the debt carried by Washington state, when it comes to government spending,  unfunded liabilities (financial commitments not covered by taxes) and pensions.   But how does it look in "real life?"

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Iromaya Images
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17 of the Best Ideas for Saving Money

Some people just suck with money. Maybe no one ever taught them. An international survey asked people for their best money-saving tip. Here are the results:

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Pot farmers, processors forced to turn to armored vehicles for protection
Pot farmers, processors forced to turn to armored vehicles for protection (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Why Will WA Pot Farmers Be Using Armored Vehicles for Cargo Transport?

This is getting almost tiresome, but yet another part of legalized pot the ACLU and others didn't consider.   Whoops!

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Colorado, WA governors pressure feds to allow banks to take pot money
Colorado, WA governors pressure feds to allow banks to take pot money (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Washington and Colorado Governors Pressure Feds to Allow Banks to Take Pot Money

Gov. Jay Inslee and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have sent a letter to various federal banking regulators urging they formally approve banks to take money from pot store operators,  growers and processors.  The letter went out late last week.

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Tim Eyman (center)
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Public Information Meeting Coming Thursday About Tax Hike Initiative – Tim Eyman to Speak

The Tri-City TEA Party invites everyone to attend this public forum, to learn about Initiative 1325.   Tim Eyman,  who has authored and pushed numerous anti-tax initiatives to the ballot box, will be the guest speaker. He will discuss his latest attempt to roll back taxes in Olympia. (Eyman is pictured in middle, courtesy of voterswantmorechoices.com).

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