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February 27, 2013 at 4:31 PM

King County seeks power to raise sales tax without voter approval

King County officials are pushing legislation in Olympia that would allow them to raise the local sales tax to pay for human services and public safety expenses — without asking for voter approval. Counties are currently allowed to ask voters for a public-safety tax increase of upĀ  to 0.3 percent, and 10 counties have successfully won…


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