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Wash. Dems tied up over taxing questions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - There's less than two weeks remaining in their election-year legislative session. And Democratic state lawmakers appear tied up over which taxes to raise to help balance the state budget.

The state Senate has presented a plan for financing this year's budget. But Senate Democrats already say it's possible that a tax on trade-in cars could be dropped.

House Democrats remain divided. They have postponed the public release of their tax plan, and appear to be having difficulty reaching an agreement.

With March 11 as the last day allowed for a regular session under the state constitution, this week's political gridlock is giving life to annual speculation about a special session.

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