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Complaint Against Criminal Justice Tax To Be Considered by Public Disclosure Commission

While some ballots are still being tabulated it appears the Benton County Criminal Justice tax has passed.    But it could potentially face a hurdle.

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Benton County justice center
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Group Files Complaint Over Proposed Criminal Justice Sales Tax

Benton County Citizens for Efficient Criminal Justice claims various public officials have violated Washington law by allegedly using their publicly-elected positions to lobby for the proposed Criminal Justice Sales Tax.

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Former Gov. Gregoire wants big cigarette tax
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Former Gov. Gregoire Wants to Tax Cigarettes ANOTHER $1 Per Pack

The money would reportedly be used to pay for cancer research and prevention.

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Kennewick to seek new tax to battle gang activity
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Kennewick To Seek Public Safety Tax to Battle Gang Activity

A new group, Citizens for Safe Communities, is seeking the new sales tax to provide more resources to battle gang and other criminal activity, you will get to vote on it later this year.

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Inslee refutes claims he wants a low carbon fuel tax
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Gov. Inslee Claims He Doesn’t Support a Carbon Fuel Tax, Does Support ‘Standard’ – Basically the Same

Gov. Inslee recently fired off a letter to Republican legislators in Olympia,  refuting their claim that his Carbon Fuel Standard he desperately wants to adopt would act as a tax because it would raise fuel prices.

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WA truckers fighting Inslee green fuel standard idea
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WA Truckers, GOP, Fighting Possible Inslee Green Fuel Standard – Could Raise Gas $1-Per-Gallon

You might remember last October and November Newstalk 870 reported Gov. Inslee signed a Pacific Coast energy agreement with CA, OR and British Columbia that includes a pledge to adopt a green fuel standard.   Now, Inslee finds himself facing a storm of opposition from truckers, the GOP, and business leaders.

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The Southridge Sports Complex Kennewick
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Does The Mid-Columbia Need a New Aquatic Center? [POLL]

The decision will now go to voters for a regional aquatic center.

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Pasco school district plans levy information sessions
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Important Pasco School Bond Information YOU Need to Know!

The Pasco School District has placed a bond on the Feb. 12 ballot and they want residents to know what it is for, what it will cost and why it is needed.

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President Obama Signs The Middle-Class Tax Cut Bill
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Your Taxes Will Almost Certainly Go Up in January, and Congress Won’t Stop It — Dollars and Sense

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, starting January 2013 some 163 million workers across the United States will be slapped with a significant tax increase.

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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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