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How much of the price of a gallon of gas goes to the government?
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What’s The REAL Price of Gas? What Actually Comes from The Refinery vs. Taxes?

You may or may not be surprised. With holiday travel, it's a topical issue.

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 Jay Inslee said the state's tax system is outdated and unable to supply the necessary revenue to support state programs.

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GOP leaders might compromise on gas tax if Inslee dumps cap-and-trade
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Republican Senators May Approve Gas Tax If Governor Dumps Cap-And-Trade Plan

Gov. Jay Inslee wanted a $0.25 per-gallon gas tax to fund his transportation package. Now the figure being kicked around is $0.115 to fund a $12 billion package.

The Coalition, as they are known in Olympia, are a group of 23 Republicans and two Democrats who are perhaps the most powerful group in the legislature.  They

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Yakima voters pass two-thirds council vote requirement for tax increases.
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Yakima Voters Approve Measure Requiring Two-Thirds Council Majority Vote for Tax Increases

Yakima's Proposition 1 passed by nearly a 70% margin!

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Controversial renewable energy plan signed
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Gov. Inslee, CA, OR, Canadian Leaders Sign Off on Controversial Climate Change Plan

The plan looks like a photocopy of Obama's failed 2008 green jobs initiative.

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Privatization of liquor stores didn't bring dire results
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Group Says Privatization of Liquor Industry Did Not Increase DUIs or Accidents

Back in 2011 a huge scare tactic used to oppose the closing of state liquor stores was teenage drinking would skyrocket, DUI rates would increase, as would alcoholism. A new report challenges those assertions.

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Voters will be asked to expand Three Rivers Convention Center
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Tax to Expand of Convention Center Added to November Ballot

There are two large projects that will be decided by voters this year in the Tri-Cities.

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Washington has second highest cellphone taxes in nation
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High Cellphone Bill? Could Be Taxes – Washington’s 2nd Highest in Nation!

The Tax Foundation has released a study showing we pay the second-highest wireless service taxes and fee rates in the entire U.S.

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The budget battle rages in Olympia
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Dems Continue Push to Make Temporary Taxes Permanent — Several Professions Threatened

A new list has surfaced in Olympia, and according to some GOP legislators, they say other House members don't want YOU to see it!

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Inslee proposes new gas tax to fund transportation budget for 2013-14
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Gov. Inslee Wants Gas Tax to Support His Transportation Budget

This week, Governor Jay Inslee reiterated his desire for a 10-cent-per-gallon tax increase to help fund the $8.7 billion transportation budget he signed Monday.

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