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Rob McKenna

A smart idea emerges from a near-tragedy

Looking back at the collapse of a portion of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Spring 2013, it still seems somewhat miraculous that, on such a busy freeway, no lives were lost that day. Soon after the collapse, the state Department of Transportation acted quickly to replace the collapsed section and get people and goods moving again on a thoroughfare that is absolutely … [Read More]

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Is a progressive capital gains tax even constitutional?

As Olympia debates the merits of a proposed 7.5% capital gains tax, it remains unclear if a progressive capital gains tax would even be allowed under the state … [Read More]

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Capital gains taxes are volatile, but some in Olympia say “Who cares?”

Capital gains tax revenues are extremely volatile. There are many differing opinions about the proposed state capital gains tax – a type of income tax that the … [Read More...]

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Jason Mercier

Senate should put voter-approved tax restrictions into its rules

Now that the 2014 election has been certified we know the official make up of the Legislature. Based on the responses to our supermajority for taxes legislative survey, we also know that the members of the Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) in the Senate support allowing the voters to consider a constitutional amendment to put the five-time voter approved policy into the … [Read More]