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An exemption made for elected officials in an old pension plan has helped former Gov. Chris Gregoire — at $159,608 a year — become the highest-paid pensioner from state government.
Brew masters in Washington are raising a cup tonight to Olympia as House Democrats have decided to drop taxes on beer.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces annual wage estimates for 22 major employment sectors and more than 800 individual occupations. Below are two lists of newly released 2012 figures for the Seattle market (officially known as the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area).
A controversial plan to let future state employees opt into a 401(k) style pension plans – instead of fixed-payment pensions that most receive today – won passage in the state Senate by a narrow vote of 25 to 22 on Thursday. Read more here from The Olympian.
House Democrats Wednesday offered up their spending plan and made it clear they aren’t in a mood to reach a final deal anytime soon. Their $34.5 billion budget requires $1.3 billion in new taxes and sets up a war with the budget hawks in the Senate. And you can say it is the legislative equivalent [...]