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Topic: Rep. Reuven Carlyle

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May 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

State analysis shows King County pays more in taxes than it gets

Democratic State Rep. Reuven Carlyle released a new state analysis showing King County is a large net exporter of tax dollars to the rest of the state. Carlyle, of Seattle, contends there’s a misconception in the Legislature and elsewhere “that tax dollars are consumed by city living, whether that’s social programs or…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: Gary Alexander, legislature, Rep. Reuven Carlyle

February 1, 2013 at 1:29 PM

House Democrats turn down two-thirds majority rule for tax increases

UPDATE: House Democrats on Friday voted down a rule proposed by Republicans that would require a two-thirds majority to increase taxes. Melinda McCrady, a spokeswoman for the House Democrats, said the GOP proposal would have changed procedural rules and required a two-thirds vote to bring up a tax measure for final passage. The concept of a two-thirds threshold…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: rep. J.t. Wilcox, Rep. Reuven Carlyle, tax increase