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Members trade barbs over tax and spending proposals

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OLYMPIA — In a prelude to end-of-session budget negotiations, the House dumped the Senate’s no-new-taxes budget that extended some tax loopholes for businesses, replacing it with a plan to spend an extra $140 million on education and other programs, partly by raising several taxes.

Democrats and Republicans traded charges of who was being irresponsible in making plans to raise money and spend it.

The Senate plan is irresponsible, said Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, by adding or extending tax preferences and…

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