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by News on November 15, 2011

in Government Employee Unions, State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

By Jordan Schrader/thenewstribune.com

Washington unions want state lawmakers to ask voters for more tax revenue to stave off deep budget cuts, but that’s not the only thing they want on a spring ballot.

The State Labor Council also is pushing for a bond measure to stimulate the job market through construction on state, college and public-school buildings, on storm-water pollution control projects and more, all across the state. The Legislature can’t borrow more under the state’s constitutional debt limit, but voters can go around the limit.

The goal: $2 billion in bonds.

Read more: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2011/11/15/unions-want-2-billion-in-construction-bonds/#ixzz1dnf3hwK4

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