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Washington Governor Jay Inslee recently released his proposed budget for 2015-17, which includes approximately $1.5 billion of new and increased taxes the Governor is marketing as “improving Washington’s unfair and outdated...more
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Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin, Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find:
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