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GOP legislator fronts bill that would block Inslee executive order
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Inslee Officially Pursuing Low-Carbon Fuel Standard – Now Faces Challenge from Legislators

It's looking like a showdown at the OK Corral!

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Inslee wants to tax all facets of bottled water industry
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A Look at Gov. Inslee’s Plan to Tax Bottled Water, Janitorial Services to Fund Education

While State Superintendent Randy Dorn doesn't think Inslee's plan goes far enough,  others are in opposition.

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Tri Cities Regional SWAT Team vehicle
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Kennewick Police Armored SWAT Vehicle Gets Unexpected Help from Local Credit Union

When the Kennewick Police Department found one of their SWAT armored vehicles was facing some unexpected repairs, they weren't sure how they were going to be able to cover it.

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Obama expected to mandate new minimum wage for federal workers
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Obama To Use Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage for Some Federal Workers to $10.10

During State of the Union Speech Tuesday night President's order will apply to federal contract workers.

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Gov. Inslee wants to tax all forms of bottled water
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Gov. Inslee Wants to End Tax Breaks to Fund Education – Wants to Tax Bottled Water

Among the "tax loopholes" Inslee wants to close includes the bottled water tax exemption.

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Fast Food Workers protest minium wage
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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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