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80 plus years is long enough for a "temporary/emergency" tax

March 23, 2015 in Blog

On March 13 the House Finance Committee held a public hearing on HB 2150: Reforming the business and occupation tax to provide fairness and administrative simplicity. This proposal is a variation of the Single Business Tax reform that Washington Policy Center first proposed in a 2010 study.

Friday GMNW- 3/20 Eye on Olympia

March 20, 2015 in In the News
KVEW
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KVEW
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Proposed state capital gains tax is likely unconstitutional and would not provide a stable source of state revenue

March 18, 2015 in Publications

Lawmakers are currently hard at work trying to come to agreement on the 2015-17 budget. According to the state’s February revenue forecast, they will have around $37.1 billion to spend. This is a $3 billion increase in revenue from the current budget. Governor Inslee’s budget proposal, however, would spend just under $39 billion.

State employee contract negotiations to remain secret

March 18, 2015 in In the News
Stanwood Camano News
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Stanwood Camano News
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015