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Washington House Democrats Official Push for $10.10 Minimum Wage – Inslee Supports Bill

Claiming it would raise many in Washington out of poverty,  Gov. Jay Inslee saluted a bill introduced by House Democrats that would raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

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What will Inslee's "batting average" be this legislative session?
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Gov. Inslee Could Go 0-3 with Agenda This Legislative Session

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has a "Big 3" on his agenda for the 2014 legislative session, but sources say he could end up getting none of it passed.

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Support for gas tax fading in legislature?
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Support for Gas Tax Fading in Olympia As Legislature Kicks Off 2014 Session

Gov. Inslee's optimism isn't being reflected by the House and Senate as they convene in the state capitol.

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Here Are 10 of the Most Absurd Excuses for Filing Taxes Late

The New Year has arrived, which means that, in addition to dropping some weight and working out, you should start to think about filing tax returns.

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Rockville Maryland school buses get traffic cams
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Police Use School Bus Traffic Cams to Nail Drivers in Maryland

Is it a good idea, or another example of overkill?

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How much of the price of a gallon of gas goes to the government?
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What’s The REAL Price of Gas? What Actually Comes from The Refinery vs. Taxes?

You may or may not be surprised. With holiday travel, it's a topical issue.

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5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Year-End Bonus

This is the time of year when some of us find a little extra in our paychecks, or get a nice fat bonus after we’ve already been paid. It’s a great way to end the year, but if you don’t plan ahead and think it through, that bonus could disappear quickly, along with the smile it gave you.

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Inslee says time for disussion on raising minimum wage
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Gov. Inslee Says It’s Time to Discuss Raising the Minimum Wage

Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday said it's time to have a discussion about Washington's minimum wage -- the highest in the country.

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Inslee hints at going after loopholes again
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Gov. Inslee Calls Tax System an ‘Old Jalopy’ — Wants to Go After Loopholes

In discussing his supplemental budget this week, Gov. Jay Inslee said the state's tax system is outdated and unable to supply the necessary revenue to support state programs.

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Massive Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $636 Million, May Reach $1 Billion

The Mega Millions lottery drawing being held Tuesday night is now for a pot of an estimated $636 million, not far off from the record $656 million Mega Millions prize awarded in March 2012. If there's no winning ticket, then Friday's drawing could top $1 billion.

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