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Activist cites poll’s nuanced support for taxes

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Dec. 8, 2010 at 11:12 am |
December 8, 2010 2:09 pm

Gov. Chris Gregoire has been preparing for a no-new-revenues budget, a deficit of $1.1 billion through June and a shortfall of potentially $5 billion more for the two years after that. But Gregoire’s all-cuts budget mantra is disputed by activist Jerry Reilly who cited polling this week.

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Reilly, lobbyist for the Eldercare Alliance and part of a coalition trying to sustain funding for human services, said in an email that Elway Research added a few questions for his group in its recent polling. Elway found:

** “37 percent of voters do want an ‘all-cuts-no-tax’ budget.” ** “49 percent want an approach that includes both cuts AND revenues.

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