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Uncalled for small boat safety inspections

Boaters are being stopped for safety inspections on Port Gardner bay by up to four different agencies. Even after the inspectors acknowledge a current sticker is correctly displayed we hear comments that we need to inspect again anyway. We are paying for these inspectors to run around the bay stopping boaters when the rules state that just an annual inspection is required. Boaters have been stopped multiple times per ...more »

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Don't tax small business to death!!!

Get state government off the backs off small business. Various taxes have gone up between 30% and 200%. Enough already!!!

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Tax Vouchers/Charter Scools

Put Competition in School System. Parents should have the Right to say which Schools get to have their Kids Tax Funding. Result would be Better Schools and Less Unions holding the States Education Hostage with Strikes. Current Attitude of Schools is "Yeah well, what are ya gonna do about it? Nothin cuz you have no choice".

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Revoke Native American Tax Free NonSense.

Revoke the Native American Tax Exempt non-sense. the Natives have plenty of Money to Balance the Budget. and they Burn up our roads & resources just as bad as any other white folk.

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Eliminate the Boeing Tax Cut

The state passed a MASSIVE tax cut for Boeing in 2004 amounting to $2.3 BILLION dollars. That tax cut was in exchange for Boeing building the 787 (then called the 7E7) here in Washington. The expectation was that building the 787 here would mean an INCREASE in Boeing jobs for Washingtonians. But in reality Boeing ultimately decided to build the 787 in South Carolina instead! They are doing some bare-minimum work here ...more »

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LOWER OR GET RID OF TAXES

Try to get people to spend in WA again ... instead of across the borders. This will actually increase revenues if done correctly. For example, bottled water taxes are just stupid, when its not taxed in adjoining states and provinces.

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Canadian Prescriptions available to all

Prescriptions drugs are more expensive here than in Canada. Why is this? We are bordering Canada after all. I believe the state should allow shipments of Canadian prescription drugs to be shipped to Washingtonians. To help the state budget shortfall we could put an extra tax on Canadian drugs so that they are more in line with U.S. prices (but please, not as high as that would defeat the purpose). You would be helping ...more »

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Raise Taxes For the Wealthy!

Raise Taxes For the Wealthy! The reason All the States and Governments are Broke is because The Stinky Rich have fought and bought there way to lower taxes and now their greed has left us with unpaved roads and a shamefull public school and healthcare system. Wake up working class. It's not welfare or the wages of union workers. This Class battle has been going Since the beginning of America. And the wealthiest are ...more »

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Reduce the size of the State Government

Yes, cut the state of Washington Government by 50% removing unnecessary programs, useless bicycle paths. Remove taxes on candies, latest new fees and costs for business to collect taxes for different areas of the state.

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Encourage more businesses to relocate to Washington

Encourage more businesses to relocate to Washington by reduce state taxes and encouraging counties to reduce their taxes.

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Raise Taxes...in Government.

Since Government is the only ones still growing in this poor economy, I suggest you tax the government employees. You simply add an additional 10 percent tax on your paycheck. I'm sure you can afford it.

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State Budget Waist

You can stop state agencies from buying furniture, such as chairs. These state agencies spend millions on the products through Correctional Industries. They make many of these purchases to eliminate any left over budgeted money at the end of the budget cycle. This leaves them the same dollars on the next cycle. They also purchase throughout the year. The chairs they purchase can cost $700 or more. I can understand a ...more »

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