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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
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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)
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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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Our B&O taxes among worst in nation
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Leading Watchdog Group Says Washington State Taxes “Harmful”

Washington state is one of a handful that don't have a corporate state income tax, but a leading tax watchdog group says what we do is even WORSE.

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Tax Freedom Day in Washington arrives April 25th
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Tax Freedom Day April 25th in Washington State – 41st. State To Get There

Although the taxes are not taken "all at once,"  our tax burden in 2014 equals everything you've made at your job from January 1 'til April 25th.

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IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams for 2014, Part 1 — Phishing, Identity Theft & More

Doing your taxes is unpleasant enough already, but there are also some shifty characters out there who want to make the pain even worse.

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