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Up Front: How much of your money is the government wasting?

Taxpayers always suspect the government is wasting money. Now, the Washington Policy Center has published its "piglet" book, claiming to identify some easy cuts. But just how easy is it to trim state government?

With Washington state facing a $2.4 billion shortfall, we took a half-dozen examples from the book and asked people for explanations.

In the end, Dunshee questions whether cutting these projects identified by the Washington Policy Center, would add up to any significant savings. Guppy says it's a starting point and state government needs to do a better job setting priorities. The debate is particularly timely, as Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi says these are the kind of cuts that can balance the budget. So how much waste do you think there is in government?

source: King 5 News


Published: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Strawberry Festival Parade Strawberry Festival Parade
Strawberry Festival Parade and 3rd Annual Bike Bash Highlight Community Transit Summer Events


Published: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Roadwork to bring safety improvements Roadwork to bring safety improvements
Roadwork to bring safety improvements to SR 527 in Mill Creek Sunday, June 18


Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Harvey Field Master Plan Harvey Field Master Plan
Public Meeting Harvey Field Master Plan Thursday, June 15th at 5:30 pm


Published: Monday, June 05, 2017
Propeller Airports Breaks Ground At Snohomish Propeller Airports Breaks Ground At Snohomish
Alaska Airlines Will Begin Commercial Air Service in 2018 at Everett's Paine Field


Published: Monday, June 05, 2017
511 travel information system updat 511 travel information system updat
Modernization of the 511 travel information system is bringing a new voice and better support to the system, but the popular menus and other features remain the same.



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