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Confident, but counting

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on April 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm with 2 Comments »
April 10, 2010 5:02 pm

After days of vote-wrangling, Democratic budget negotiators expressed confidence that they have the votes for the tax package they unveiled today – but their levels of confidence varied.

The House could vote as soon as today, and support there may be pretty solid. Rep. Ross Hunter: “We wouldn’t be here signing this thing if we weren’t confident.”

The Senate plans to vote Sunday or Monday, and Democrats there have a slimmer margin of error, having passed earlier versions of the tax package with the bare minimum 25 “yes” votes – meaning any defections would have to be made up for by finding a new supporter.

Sen. Ed Murray was cautious today: “We’re confident, but we’re counting votes.”

I have talked to two members of that bloc of 25 who had concerns with some of the taxes under consideration – Sens. Jim Kastama and Rosa Franklin – and both said they’re inclined to support the new tax package.

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  1. Alaskayakker says:

    Another in an endless parade of annual Democrat tax proposals. If you are spending more and getting less – stop spending so much – especially on things like the anarchist training facility at Evergreen College. Defund it – zip, zero, nadda – here today gone tomorrow. Sell the buildings and property and cut taxes.

  2. lightrailnow says:

    From the posting by Alaskayakker it is obivious that the individual is yet another example of a person that could have benefited from education at Evergreen, any other college or university or perhaps even high school. The Dems are showing what leadership is, take notice Alaskayakker.

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