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March
8th

Resist these temptations, lawmakers

This editorial will appear in tomorrow’s print edition.

Of the hundred-odd foolish things that might yet come out of Olympia this winter, three stand out:

Raise the sales tax

Some new taxes appear necessary to save fundamentally important state programs, such as compensatory funding for property-poor school districts and financial aid for college students with low incomes.

It now seems too much to expect that the Democrats who control both House and Senate will squeeze more out of their core constituents – for example, by reopening state workers’ contracts, canceling scheduled raises and requiring them to pay what their

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