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Readers respond to weed taxes, "Good Eats"

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Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart (right) says the state has "actually cut the city's marijuana revenue and the percentage we get." - YOUNG KWAK
  • Young Kwak
  • Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart (right) says the state has "actually cut the city's marijuana revenue and the percentage we get."

Readers respond to "Getting Our Cut," our Green Zone Quarterly story about why Washington cities don't see more of marijuana-tax revenues:

Carrie Ferran: Tax revenue should stay with the counties, period. We need to change whatever legislation allows the state to oversee/hoard these funds.

Diane Armstrong: Because our government has deep pockets.

Bob Clapper: How about 10% to the state and the rest stays here to help homeless, fix roads and pay for more law enforcement?

Jefferson Coulter: So, doesn't this just mean that the money is going to local schools?

Rachelle Flatt: Sounds like it's going to the general fund and who the hell knows where they spend that.♦


SAMANTHA WOHLFEIL
  • Samantha Wohlfeil

Readers respond to "Good Eats" (11/23/17), our story about a new Spokane Regional Health District education program aimed at getting healthy foods into low-income homes:

Kirstin Hahn: I get looks for buying less healthy food but it's all I can afford. It's stupid. I crave berries almost every day but six bucks for a small box of them? I can't do that.

Thomas Beer: It's not that expensive to eat healthy. It's inconvenient. Let's be honest with ourselves. However, if you want people to eat healthier options, give incentives. People on WIC should get more than $8 for fruits and veggies. People on SNAP should get an additional funds just for fruits and veggies. ♦

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