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“The Impact” – April 5, 2017

Mike McClanahan profile by Mike McClanahan

This week on “The Impact”:
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We start the show with a one-on-one interview with Governor Jay Inslee.
You’ll get an in-depth look at his perspective  on the competing budget proposals, his upcoming decision on a major oil terminal proposal, and his response to speculation about a possible run for the White House.

Next we outline the House and Senate operational budgets and compare the implications for K-12 education, social services, state workers and the impact on taxpayers.
Then we’ll bring you up to speed about a controversial issue in Washington State, lethal control of wolves. The state’s growing wolf population is a topic of fierce debate among ranchers, hunters, environmentalists & predator advocates. The Wolf Advisory group is tasked with striking a balance between the different interests.

This spring they’re moving forward with tough talks after a tense year where disagreements and high emotions gave way to threats of violence from outside parties over a decision to wipe out a troublesome pack.

“I think every member on the WAG has had, whether direct threats on their lives or their well-being, they’ve heard about it,” said Dan McKinley, Mule Deer Foundation.
“That’s like a sign of such intense emotion and polarization that, and that is scary,” said Paula Swedeen, Conservation Northwest.

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