Larsen: Irresponsible Republicans Should Stop Blocking Bipartisan Deal to Protect Medicare, Assist the Unemployed and Provide Tax Relief to the Middle Class

PRESS RELEASE: Congressional Republicans are irresponsibly blocking a bipartisan deal that would protect Medicare and extend unemployment insurance and give tax relief to the middle class, Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, said today. House Republicans are vowing to vote down a bipartisan agreement to extend the provisions which passed the Senate on an 89 to 10 vote. If the provisions are not extended before the end of the month, doctors across the country will stop accepting Medicare patients, 50,000 Washington residents will lose unemployment insurance, and all middle-class workers will see their taxes increase.

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Town awards $110K in LTAC funds; $800K in reserves

Friday Harbor Town Council awarded six grants totalling $110,000 for tourism promotion during its Thursday, October 20, 2011 meeting. The council followed the recommendation of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC). The committee members include lodging facility owners and managers/owners of facilities which receive funds.

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