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Today's jobs report is mostly good news. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 678,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent,…Read more
Last December, Gov. Inslee delivered his supplemental budget proposal. He explicitly rejected the notion that supplemental budgets should consist of minor adjustments in the biennial spending plan. S…Read more
Yesterday, the House passed the $16 billion, 16-year Move Ahead Washington transportation tax introduced last month. The House-passed legislation differs in one key respect from the initial proposal:…Read more
UI claims filings continue to fall nationally. The U.S. Department of Labor reports, In the week ending February 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 215,000, a decrease o…Read more
As we reported, Washington's capital gains tax has been ruled an unconstitutional income tax. For taxpayers who have routinely voted against a state income tax, that's a big deal; for budget writers,…Read more
Douglas County Superior Court Judge Brian C. Huber made it very clear in his ruling yesterday. The state's capital gains tax, which lawmakers branded as an excise tax, is an unconstitutional income ta…Read more