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On Other Blogs Today: Gay Marriage, Taxes, and Tim Eyman

By Erica C. Barnett September 17, 2012

1. The Seattle Times editorial board launches its own pro-gay-marriage social media campaign. (Although: Is it just me, or does Bruce Ramsey look less than thrilled to be there?)

2. Both gubernatorial candidates have proposed tweaks to the state's tax code, but the Spokesman-Review says neither candidate's plan will lead to substantive changes in the state's economy.

3. Negotiators for Gov. Chris Gregoire and state union workers have agreed to a tentative deal that would reverse a 3 percent pay cut, the Olympian reports.

4. At Crosscut, former state transportation secretary Doug MacDonald---head of the campaign against Tim Eyman's I-1185---argues that voter concerns about the state's failure to fund education could kill the proposal, which would mandate a two-thirds vote of the legislature to raise taxes, at the polls.

5. Maybe developers could have avoided that whole "small-lot-big-house" controversy if they'd just called them "granny pods"? At any rate, the Puget Sound Business Journal has the scoop on the growing trend of backyard housing for older relatives.
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