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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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Did Gov. Inslee abandon his 'no new taxes' campaign pledge?
Did Gov. Inslee abandon his 'no new taxes' campaign pledge? (getty images)
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Gov. Inslee on “No New Taxes” — Campaign Promises Then and Now

This week, Gov. Inslee turned heads when his office said he will ask for about $1 billion in new taxes when he unveils his new state budget, as the new legislative session prepares to get underway.  Did he blatantly lie to voters?  Read on and decide for yourself.

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Washington state's national tax rank released.
Washington state's national tax rank released. (Washington state legislative website)
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Washington State Sales Tax Among Worst in Nation, Says Annual Report

The Tax Foundation has released it's annual State Business Tax Climate, and Washington state is a mixed bag of results.

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Inslee given "F" by noted financial institute
Inslee given "F" by noted financial institute (Getty images)
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Gov. Inslee Earns “F” Report Card for Mid-Term Performance

The Cato Institute is considered a leading political and economic expert, and they've issued some pretty tough grades for several of the nation's governors.   Founded in 1977 by some of the nation's leading political and economic experts,  they've given Inslee a failing grade.

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Marijuana industry business people say system already broken
Marijuana industry business people say system already broken (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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State System Already Broken Says Pot Growers and Sellers

It was supposed to be a win-win.    People clamoring for their weed would be able to legally smoke it,   the state would sell it making millions and millions in revenue, the debt would shrink, and everyone would be happy. It's not turning out that way.

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Inslee wants to tax bottled water now
Inslee wants to tax bottled water now (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Wants to Tax Your Bottled Water for Schools

In a move destined to make him even less popular with business owners and the private sector,  Inslee wants to eliminate even more tax breaks.  And one of them would affect the bottled water we all buy at the store.

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Inslee supports internet sales "fairness" tax
(Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Throws Support Behind Internet Sales Tax

He's signed off on a letter urging Washington state legislators to vote in favor of a proposed internet sales tax.

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Tim Eyman (center)
(Courtesy voterswantmorechoices.com)
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Public Information Meeting Coming Thursday About Tax Hike Initiative – Tim Eyman to Speak

The Tri-City TEA Party invites everyone to attend this public forum, to learn about Initiative 1325.   Tim Eyman,  who has authored and pushed numerous anti-tax initiatives to the ballot box, will be the guest speaker. He will discuss his latest attempt to roll back taxes in Olympia. (Eyman is pictured in middle, courtesy of voterswantmorechoices.com).

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Facebook group wants stock market tax for alternative energy
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Washington Citizens Want Wall St. Tax to Fund Alternative Energy Research

Their Facebook page proposes an "interesting" tax be reinstated.

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