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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, January 03, 2017
Firefighters work quickly to control flames in fatality fire Firefighters work quickly to control flames in fatality fire
At 4:22 AM this morning crews were dispatched to a residential fire with one person trapped inside the home.


Published: Friday, December 30, 2016
Influenza Deaths in Snohomish County Influenza Deaths in Snohomish County
Flu season typically peaks between January and March, but it is packing a serious punch in Snohomish County earlier than usual this year.


Published: Friday, December 30, 2016
Active shooter training Active shooter training
The Everett Police Department will conduct active shooter training scenarios at the Everett Mall during 2017.


Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Look Forward to 2017 Look Forward to 2017
I hope 2017 can be a good year for you. Whatever you can do to assist with the success of your year will be very helpful.


Published: Friday, December 23, 2016
Berry grower fined for illegal water use in Whatcom County Berry grower fined for illegal water use in Whatcom County
Penalties of $90,000 and $12,000 follow years of noncompliance



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