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A poverty of riches

 


If you were to ask me last year what our state’s financial position would be, I likely would have given a fairly grim outlook. However, the state is seeing a boom in tax receipts so large it could make you blush. The opportunity to provide relief or prepare the state for future revenue decreases is ripe for the picking.

Unfortunately, the mindset of Olympia’s legislative majority is a poverty of riches. It favors growing an already bloated and unaccountable bureaucracy while doing the bare minimum with our $15 billion surplus to help struggling families recover from two years of econom...



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