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GOP already challenging Gov. Inslee's budget proposals
GOP already challenging Gov. Inslee's budget proposals (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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“Pushback” Already Coming to Gov. Inslee’s Budget Proposal from Legislators

Just a few hours after Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2015-17 budget proposal,   legislators from across the state began chiming in with caution, and even resistance.

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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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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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Inslee accused of violating budget negotiation agreements
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GOP Leaders Accuse Gov. Inslee of Violating “Confidentiality” Agreement on Budget

Legislators said Inslee broke agreements to keep confidentiality over transportation budget negotiations by trashing GOP leaders after the legislature wrapped up it's work last Friday.

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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 Jay Inslee said the state's tax system is outdated and unable to supply the necessary revenue to support state programs.

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450 workers to be cut at Hanford
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Sequester – Budget Limits Will Cut 450 Hanford Workers, Say Contractors

Hanford contractors announced Thursday the impending layoff of some 450 employees, largely due to budget restrictions.

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I-5 new bridge
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YOUR Input Wanted for State Transportation Package, Budget (SURVEY)

GOP State Senator Barbara Bailey wants your opinion on how tax dollars should be spent on transportation.

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Inslee seeks credit for budget
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Inslee Seeks Credit, Kudos for Signing State Budget – Asks For Facebook Love

Newstalk 870 received an interesting email from the office of Governor Jay Inslee Tuesday:

Dear Supporter,

I'm happy to report that Sunday I was able to sign a new operating budget for the state of Washington and avert a partial government shutdown

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Legislature reportedly scrambling to pass budget today
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Legislators Scrambling to Approve State Budget

Hard on the heels of the news that a budget had been approved and was going to be voted on, we are still waiting concrete details of what's inside it!

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Legislators say budget deal reached
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Lawmakers Claim Final Budget Deal Reached – Could Be Voted on Friday

Coming in at the 11th hour, a budget deal could prevent a government shutdown.

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