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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: Thursday, July 02, 2015
Rep. Dan Kristiansen praises new operating budget Rep. Dan Kristiansen praises new operating budget
It seemed like the entire state gave a collective sigh of relief late Tuesday night as Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year, $38 billion state operating budget.


Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Rep. Harmsworth votes to pass bipartisan 2015-17 operating budget Rep. Harmsworth votes to pass bipartisan 2015-17 operating budget
Rep. Mark Harmsworth, R-Mill Creek, voted in favor of the 2015-17 operating budget Monday. It passed the House 90-8 and the Senate 38-10.


Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Correction: Snohomish County Flops on NGPA Correction: Snohomish County Flops on NGPA
This is good news for the 75 other properties that border the Outlook Ridge neighborhood in Snohomish.


Published: Monday, June 29, 2015
Sheriff’s Office Recovers Swimmer’s Body from Snohomish River Sheriff’s Office Recovers Swimmer’s Body from Snohomish River
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a missing swimmer near Thomas Eddy on the Snohomish River at about 4 pm today.


Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Marine Services Unit prepare for Operation Dry Water Marine Services Unit prepare for Operation Dry Water
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Marine Services Unit is preparing for the nationwide Operation Dry Water weekend June 26-28.



Traffic Conditions Published: 2015-06-22
Tip Leads to Stolen Appliances
Published: 2015-06-21
Guns in Church
Published: 2015-06-20
Volunteers and Toiletries Needed for Project Homeless
Published: 2015-06-20
YMCA Summer Camp
Published: 2015-06-19
One Distinguished Scholar Stands Above the Rest
Published: 2015-06-18
Infill development in downtown Marysville
Published: 2015-06-18
Don't let yard care become a nightmare

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