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Revenue forecast reform proposed

January 13, 2015 in Blog

During a budget writing session there are three key dates to keep in mind: The March revenue forecast, June 1, and July 1.

It is after the March revenue forecast that budget discussions kick into high gear. June 1 is the date in law by which the budget for the next biennium is supposed to be enacted and July 1 is the beginning of the fiscal year for a new biennium (meaning no budget could mean a government shutdown).

Senate considers tax rule change

January 12, 2015 in In the News
The Snohomish Times
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The Snohomish Times
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

State’s ‘Ford Pinto’ tax system not so easy to trade in

January 12, 2015 in In the News
The Seattle Times
Source: 
The Seattle Times
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Saturday, January 10, 2015