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There oughta be a law against it …

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When they were drafting the Washington state constitution in 1889, delegates argued passionately about an issue at the heart of the would-be state’s economy. Should the state ban gifts of public funds to private companies? At the time, it was the railroads that sought public subsidies and often played one town against another. Since having rail connections to the rest of the country meant life or death, communities were willing to give subsidies.

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