Reuven Carlyle http://www.kplu.org en State Lawmakers: No Tax Breaks For Pot Production http://www.kplu.org/post/state-lawmakers-no-tax-breaks-pot-production <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Some lawmakers in Washington state want to prevent marijuana producers from qualifying for agriculture tax breaks.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>A state House committee heard a bill Tuesday that would block the new marijuana industry from tax breaks for 10 years. Officials estimate that the industry could otherwise qualify for three dozen different tax breaks, largely surrounding the agriculture industry.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:06:07 +0000 Mike Baker 12732 at http://www.kplu.org State Lawmakers: No Tax Breaks For Pot Production Enviro Groups Urge Lawmakers To Close Tax Loophole Benefiting Oil Companies http://www.kplu.org/post/enviro-groups-urge-lawmakers-close-tax-loophole-benefiting-oil-companies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 20 environmental groups have joined together with a common priority this short legislative session:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">close what they say is a huge loophole </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">benefiting</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> big oil companies.</span></p><p>The Environmental Priorities Coalition includes big names like the Sierra Club, American Rivers, Fuse and the Cascade Bicycle Club. They don’t always see eye to eye on things, but when it comes to oil companies and the state tax structure, they’re all sure something’s not quite right.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:54:24 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 12637 at http://www.kplu.org Enviro Groups Urge Lawmakers To Close Tax Loophole Benefiting Oil Companies Lawmakers take stand on urban-to-rural tax flow http://www.kplu.org/post/lawmakers-take-stand-urban-rural-tax-flow <P>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949661.mp3</P> <P>Democrats in the Washington House of Representatives have a "One Washington" mantra. But a couple of Western Washington lawmakers are testing that East-West unity. Their issue? The flow of state tax dollars that go over the mountains. Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:56:09 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 684 at http://www.kplu.org