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Voter-Approved Taxpayer Protections Repealed, Again

February 17, 2010 in Publications

The 2010 Legislative Session is scheduled to come to a close on March 11. Rumors of a special session, however, are starting to be heard in the halls of the capitol. Facilitating the consideration of numerous tax proposals now being debated is the decision to repeal for 2-years most of Initiative 960. 

Washington Votes Roll Call Report

February 16, 2010 in In the News
Chinook Observer (Long Beach)
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Chinook Observer (Long Beach)
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dickerson off the mark with plea for more from us

February 15, 2010 in In the News
Queen Anne & Magnolia News
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Queen Anne & Magnolia News
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Ghost bill on taxes introduced by Democrats

February 14, 2010 in In the News
Snohomish Times
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Snohomish Times
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

After changing the rules, Legislature’s leaders are focusing on tax increases

February 14, 2010 in In the News
The Columbian (Vancouver)
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The Columbian (Vancouver)
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

How South Sound lawmakers voted this past week

February 13, 2010 in In the News
The Olympian
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The Olympian
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Budget forecast darkens

February 13, 2010 in In the News
Spokesman Review (Spokane)
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Spokesman Review (Spokane)
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Democrats' Roadkill Caucus standing firm on middle ground

February 13, 2010 in In the News
The Daily News (Longview)
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The Daily News (Longview)
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

100 percent increase in state death tax proposed

February 12, 2010 in Blog

The legislative tax floodgates have opened. Today Representatives Chase, Williams, Hunt, Dickerson, Flannigan, and Moeller introduced a bill that would increase the state's death tax by 100%.

HB 3184 would raise the top state death tax rate from 19% to 38%. The tax rate in the lower brackets would also be increased by 100%

Last year WPC's Carl Gipson (Small Business Center Director) highlighted how repeal of the state's death tax would help grow the economy and lead to job creation.