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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - Page updated at 01:34 p.m.

Just Fix It: A Seattle Times editorial board initiative

The Seattle Times editorial board has begun a conversation about how government at all levels should respond to the new economic realities. These suggestions, including from Times readers and community leaders, are aimed at how government at the federal, state and county levels can make changes to better serve constituents, including reinvigorating the economy. Read Ryan Blethen's column introducing the Just Fix It series.

State


Higher education, 
University of Washington, 
Washington State University, 
Higher Education Coordinating Board, 
Community colleges, 
Tuition, 
Regulation, 
Technology maintenance agreements, 
Performance agreements, 
Employee benefits, 
Washington Federation of State Employees, 
Washington Education Association, 
Public employee unions, 
Public-employee compensation, 
Tax loopholes,  Agriculture,  Business tax,  Tax exemptions,  Business and occupations tax,  Sales tax,  Income tax,  Tax reform,  Gov. Chris Gregoire,  Rep. Ross Hunter,  Sen. Lisa Brown,  Sen. Ed Murray,  Speaker of the House Frank Chopp,  Rep. Gary Alexander,  Sen. Mike Hewitt,  Sen. Joe Zarelli,

Federal


Just fix it, 
Federal government, 
Federal, 
Budget, 
Deficit, 
Deficit reduction commission, 
Entitlements, 
Social Security, 
Medicare, 
Taxes, 
revenues, 
President Obama, 
Sen. Patty Murray, 
Sen. Harry Reid, 
Speaker of the House John Boehner, 
Municipal bonds, 
Super-rich, 
Mortgage interest deduction, 
Defense Department, 
War, 
Pentago, 
Iraq, 
Afghanistan, 
Federal debt, 
New normal, 
Recession, 
Reset, 
Washington state, 
Washington Legislature, 
State government, 
Deficit, 
Budget shortfall, 
Collective-bargaining, 
Core functions of government, 
Public safety, 
Priorities of government, 
Basic Health Plan, 
Disability Lifeline, 
Medicaid, 
Health care

County


King County, King County executive Dow Constantine, King County Council, Binding arbitration budget deficit, Taxes, Reset, Recession, Bus drivers, Metro,

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