Budget

Senate budget plan keeps promise not to raise taxes Today the Senate released its 2013-15 operating budget plan. The proposal would make meaningful investments in Washington’s environment and education system without raising taxes. This budget plan keeps the promise made by the Senate’s bipartisan coalition to make investments in our state’s education system while living within our means. The proposal... Read More...
Sen. Ericksen: ‘Inslee’s tax-increase proposal is just plain wrong’ Following the governor’s announcement today that he is proposing new taxes totaling $1.4 billion in the next two years, including tax increases on businesses, oil refineries, beer and bottled-water drinkers and out-of-state shoppers,  Sen. Doug Ericksen, GOP-Ferndale, released this statement: “If you are going to promise not to raise taxes... Read More...
State tax receipts expected to grow by $2 billion Yesterday the state agency that monitors the collection of taxes and fees by the state held their quarterly forecast meeting. Despite the gloomy predictions of many in Olympia, our state’s economy is continuing to recover. Over the next two years, state tax receipts are expected to grow at a rate of... Read More...
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