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Odds of Wash. sales tax increase good says Speaker

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House Speaker Frank Chopp says the odds are "better than 50-50" that Washington voters will be asked approve a small statewide sales tax increase to reduce cuts to health and human services.

On Thursday, Chopp said any sales tax proposal on the ballot will need to show voters what they're being asked to pay for.

Under a voter-approved initiative, any tax increases have to go to the ballot.

KHQ wants to know what you think. Would you vote in favor of a sales tax increase? Why or why not? What are your ideas for fighting the state deficit. Vote and leave your comments here and we may read them on KHQ Local News at 5 and 6.

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