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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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WA Supreme Court strikes down tax initiative
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WA State Supreme Court Strikes Down Supermajority Requirement for Tax Hikes!

Once again, the folks in Olympia just don't get it!

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Congress officially gets medical marijuana bill
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Oregon and Colorado Congressmen Want Medical Marijuana Legalized Everywhere

A new medical marijuana bill could set precedent.

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Controversial Reproductive Parity Act passes Washington house
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Reproductive Parity Act Making Progress in Olympia – Forces Employers to Offer Abortion Insurance

Washington businesses and insurance companies are keeping a close eye on Olympia where the controversial Reproductive Parity Act passed the House.

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Senate Bill 5737 killed by legislators after uproar
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Controversial Gun Control Bill Now Dead in Olympia

Washington state's gun control proposal is off the table for this legislative session.

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Should Washington couples be required to wait 1 year before divorcing?
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Proposal Would Force Washington Couples to Wait One Year Before Divorcing [POLL]

Currently, married couples wishing to divorce in Washington must sit out a three-month waiting period. A new bill in Olympia would extend that to one year.

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Race-Equality Group Announces Pasco Press Conference Dec. 10 – We Can’t Wait!

You may have never heard of Washington CAN! but you will have heard of who endorses them. Once you know, you'll be as excited as we are (sarcasm) for the Monday event in Tri-Cities the group announced on its website.

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Will I-1185 actually work?
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I-1185 Passes-Will It Finally Force 2/3 Majority In Olympia In Order To Raise Taxes?

Part of our continuing series Decision 2012-Where Do We Go From Here-takes a look at Initiative 1185, which (again) would force the state legislature to have a majority to raise our taxes.

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Franklin County challenges state cigarette tax
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Franklin County Judge Overrules State On Cigarette Tax

A Franklin County Judge has gone over the State of Washington, and agreed with several cigarette shop vendors who say a new tax on 'roll-your-own' products is in violation of state law.

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Gov. Gregoire
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Gregoire Seeks Billions In Spending Despite Shortfall

Despite legislators having to try to close a billion dollar plus shortfall as they convene this week in Olympia, Gov. Gregoire is expected to ask for billions for transportation projects--and wants voters to pay for it.

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