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Read Sen. Ericksen’s 2018 session report 2018 session report: Fighting for jobs in Whatcom County and Washington state After a session of major accomplishments and missed opportunities, the challenge is keeping the state on the right track. The Legislature this year protected rural wells, blocked major tax increases and approved important projects for Whatcom County, but... Read More...
For second time, Senate Democrats reject $1B property tax cut Ericksen proposal provides full relief from this year’s property-tax spike Dem plan provides only partial relief next year, when crisis has passed State has $2.3B in unexpected collections – more than enough for $1B cut OLYMPIA – For the second time in as many weeks, majority Democrats in the state... Read More...
Republicans propose $1 billion property tax cut Ericksen bill provides $1 billion in property tax relief Democrats’ proposal is an income tax on capital gains Record tax dollars flowing into Olympia should be returned to taxpayers  OLYMPIA – Republicans are proposing a $1 billion property tax cut to provide relief to Washington taxpayers who will see a... Read More...