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New energy and land-use policies can help job growth

Guest Commentary


On Nov. 28 the Legislature will gather in Olympia for a special session to address our state’s growing budget crisis. Undoubtedly the discussion will revolve around program cuts, whether to send a tax measure to voters (an idea I strongly oppose), and reforms that will increase state government efficiency.

One topic that should not be overlooked is what state government can do—right now—to help private employers create jobs, especially in the crippled construction industry that drives our state’s economy. That is the best way to get our economy back on track, generate more revenue for needed programs, and ease the suffering felt by so many out-of-work Washingtonians.

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5150flyer writes:

Thanks, sounds like somebody gets it.


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