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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, August 23, 2016
Community Transit to Expand Service Community Transit to Expand Service
The Snohomish County transit agency on September 11 will launch its first significant transit expansion since voters approved Proposition 1 last fall.


Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Pilchuck River dye test Pilchuck River dye test
Scientists from the Washington Department of Ecology placed a pinkish-orange dye in the Pilchuck River as part of a study to help solve the water quality problems.


Published: Monday, August 15, 2016
Back to School Means Sports Action in Snohomish County! Back to School Means Sports Action in Snohomish County!
Fall is a busy time of year here in Snohomish County.


Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Gov. Inslee Surveys Bothell Fire Damage Gov. Inslee Surveys Bothell Fire Damage
Nearly three weeks after a devastating fire in historic downtown Bothell, Gov. Jay Inslee walked through the disaster to survey the damage.


Published: Monday, August 08, 2016
Snohomish Library carpeting and flooring project Snohomish Library carpeting and flooring project
Snohomish Library customers use the "mini-library" that is open Aug. 8-31 while flooring is replaced in the main library.


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