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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: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Woman completes 17-day hunger strike Woman completes 17-day hunger strike
Lanni Johnson breaks her 17-day fast with an orange on Wednesday. She is joined by supporters including Phil Myers from the North Olympic Orca Pod activist group dressed in an orca suit.


Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Felon voting rights Felon voting rights
Gov. Jay Inslee signs Sen. Manka Dhingra’s bill April 17. The bill requires information to be provided to felons on their voting rights after being released from custody – Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau


Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
$50,000 for Housing Hope $50,000 for Housing Hope
East Snohomish County Raises nearly $50,000 for Housing Hope


Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
2019’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care 2019’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care
Children’s health care costs are getting increasingly more expensive


Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries
Potential changes to fares, the 2040 Long Range Plan and local projects to be discussed


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