Another government proposal for increasing state dollars for Washington public schools was dropped into the already overloaded cart Tuesday. The proposal from Senate Democrats gives lawmakers another option for answering a Supreme Court order to improve the way education is paid for. The court’s last communication with the Legislature asked for a concrete plan by April…More
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Update| 3:12 p.m. OLYMPIA — It’s a wrap. The Legislature on Saturday afternoon approved extending tax incentives worth more than $8 billion for Boeing until 2040. Along with the tax package, lawmakers voted to spend millions of dollars on worker-training programs and an effort to ease permitting for large aerospace-manufacturing sites. The bills now go to Gov. Jay…More
A new Stuart Elway poll found that a slight majority of voters surveyed, 51 percent, don’t consider eliminating tax breaks to be a “tax increase.” However, 56 percent of the people polled felt that continuing an existing tax due to expire is the same thing as a tax increase. Both Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and House Democrats…More
OLYMPIA — The governor’s office has indicated for awhile it’s leaning toward closing certain tax breaks to meet a state Supreme Court demand to pump more money into education. But Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee made his strongest case yet this session on TVW Wednesday morning. “We clearly need to make significant investments that have been ordered by…More