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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: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Robbery turns deadly in Everett Robbery turns deadly in Everett
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting that killed one and injured another in north Everett.


Published: Friday, October 13, 2017
Dear Seattle Employer Dear Seattle Employer
Dear employer: Pick Seattle and you too can pay a per employee head tax


Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Next steps for I-405/SR 167 Next steps for I-405/SR 167
Advisory group to discuss next steps for I-405/SR 167 corridor projects, transit performance


Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Looking for Volunteers Looking for Volunteers
Snohomish County has openings for volunteers on two important advisory groups: the Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) Board and the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC). Three members are needed for the TPA Board and two members for the LTAC.


Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Human Rights Award Human Rights Award
Nominations for Snohomish County Human Rights Commission’s 2017 Human Rights Award



Traffic Conditions Published: 2017-10-11
America's Pain - Tomorrow You?
Published: 2017-09-28
UPDATED: Everett Fire responds to 3-alarm fire
Published: 2017-09-28
WIAA Athlete of the Week
Published: 2017-09-14
Search warrants served in Everett
Published: 2017-09-12
Bricks on Fire
Published: 2017-09-07
Lt. Rogers to serve as Snohomish Police Chief
Published: 2017-08-28
Firefighters extinguish fast moving brush fire

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