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November 22, 2007

Not so special session

Filed under: Local Issue,Politics — Tags: , , — wally @ 8:03 am

A week or so ago I posted Doug Ericksen’s newsletter that was filled with info on I-747 and the potential impact of our court’s ruling on it’s legality. Our voted in 1% cap on property taxes is no more. Our Governor Gregoire originally talked about a 1% – 6% increase even though we taxpayers clearly indicated a preference for 1%. After some pushing by Republicans and Republican candidate for Governor Dino Rossi, our current governor flipped is now in favor of the 1% cap or so she says.

“I believe we can easily enact the necessary legislation during a one-day session,” Gregoire said in a letter to legislative leaders. “The citizens of our state expect that we will expeditiously deal with this subject, and this subject only, to give them certainty about their property tax bills for the upcoming year.”

Seattle PI

And an Olympia City Councilman Joe Hyer made this very salient point. (more…)

December 21, 2006

AP: Pentagon Wants $99.7B More for Wars

Filed under: Local Issue,State Issue — Tags: , , , — wally @ 5:34 am

FOXNews.com – AP: Pentagon Wants $99.7B More for Wars – Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon wants the White House to seek another $99.7 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to information provided to The Associated Press.

1/50th of $99.7 billion is about $2 billion. Coincidentally, $2 billion is the amount that our Governoire has proposed as a spending increase for this years state budget. (more…)

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