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Washington state legislators eyeing higher taxes after Court ruling
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WA GOP Budget Leader Fears New Taxes After Supreme Court Ruling [AUDIO]

Now that the Washington State Supreme Court has cleared a two-decade hurdle that often kept the legislature from enacting a number of tax packages, State leaders fear more increases.

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How would sequester, or federal budget cuts, affect Washington state?
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How Would the Sequester (Federal Budget Cuts) Affect Washington State?

The White House has released a state-by-state report showing how legally-mandated budget cuts -- a.k.a the "sequester" -- would affect citizens.

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Federal sequester could affect school funding
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Federal Sequestration Could Have Impact on Some Mid-Columbia Schools

With the threat of sequestration -- lawfully-mandated federal budget cuts -- some Mid-Columbia school districts are following the debate closely.

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Artist Conception of New Red Mountain Interchange Project
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Gas Tax Hike Would Help Fund Red Mountain Interchange – Is It Necessary? [POLL]

Newstalk 870 reported earlier this week the Washington State Transportation Committee was going to push for a 10-cent gasoline-tax hike at the pump.

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State Transportation Committee wants another gas tax hike
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10-Cent Gas-Tax Hike Proposed by Washington Legislature

If approved, gas prices could climb even higher.

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Could you soon have to pay sales tax on internet purchases?
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Congress Considering New Sales Taxes for Internet Purchases

Endorsed by the National Retail Foundation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 would slap a sales tax on your online purchases.

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Newstalk 870 show hosts presenting seminars February 21st.
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Financial Seminars With ‘Your Money Matters’ in Richland Feb. 21

You've heard them Saturday mornings on Newstalk 870, now meet them in person!

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401 (K) 2013, Flickr
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5 Ways to Save Money on Your 2013 Taxes

It's hard to believe it's already the middle of tax season. 2013 is off to a fast clip, and unfortunately this means that Tax Day is right around the corner. You could bury your head in the sand until you hit April 14 panic mode, or this year you could give yourself a burst of energy and self-confidence knowing that you met your taxes head-on. Here are money savers to get you started:

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Washington voters split on Gov. Inslee's definition of temporary tax
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Is Extending Temporary Taxes the Same as ‘Raising Taxes’? Washington Voters Are Split

Gov. Jay Inslee raised eyebrows when just hours after his inauguration he said extending temporary taxes was not a tax increase.

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Labor unions upset over increased costs due to Obamacare
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Unions Hit Hard by Obamacare Costs – How Ironic!

Labor Union leaders across the country are finding out what the rest of the nation already knew: Obamacare is going to cost them dearly.

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