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Stories by Greg Jayne

Columbian Opinion Page Editor

Jayne: Capital gains a taxing issue

January 22, 2023, 6:02am Columns

If you are neither a lawyer nor an economist nor somebody who is likely to earn a $250,000 profit from the sale of stocks in a given year, the kerfuffle over Washington’s capital gains tax might be confusing. Read story

Jayne: Keeping up with Joneses costly

January 8, 2023, 6:02am Columns

It’s a beauty contest of sorts, with local governments combing their hair and taking a close look in the mirror and dressing to the nines. Read story

Jayne: Republicans need to redirect

January 1, 2023, 6:02am Columns

There seems to be some cognitive dissonance, or maybe just a lack of understanding. Like hitting your face with a skillet and then wondering why your nose is broken. Read story

Jayne: Perez ties up issue’s loose end

December 25, 2022, 6:02am Columns

Weeks before she is sworn into office, congresswoman-to-be Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has her first legislative victory — sort of. Read story

Jayne: Herrera Beutler served 3rd well

December 18, 2022, 6:02am Columns

She didn’t mention Trump. She didn’t mention impeachment. She didn’t utter the words insurrection or coup or riot. Read story

Jayne: What’s best use of tax dollars?

December 11, 2022, 6:02am Columns

At the core, it seems, the issue touches upon a fundamental question: What services do taxpayers want local government to provide? Read story

Jayne: Perez’s path to surprise win

November 20, 2022, 6:02am Columns

It is, by any measure, stunning. Not in a bad way, mind you. But stunning nonetheless. Read story

Jayne: Trump’s Big Lie easy to judge

November 6, 2022, 6:02am Columns

It is a good idea. Read story

Jayne: Conservatives off-base with IRS

October 16, 2022, 6:02am Columns

Given the strident political dogma of modern times and the easily spread lies of the misinformation age, this shouldn’t be surprising. Yet, it is. Read story

Jayne: Will GOP voters support Perez?

October 9, 2022, 6:02am Columns

For Republicans in Southwest Washington, it is a conundrum. Read story