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Let's Fix unemployment-insurance problems first before we create new ones

OLYMPIA–The meltdown at the state Department of Employment Security ought to teach us a lesson. It's easy for government to create problems, not so easy for the Legislature to come back in and clean up the mess.

We ought to keep this in mind as the Legislature debates some of the big, bold ideas our liberal colleagues are bringing to the table this year–for an income tax, big increases in gas pric...