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February 4, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Poll looks at voter views on extending taxes

A new Stuart Elway poll found that 49 percent of the voters surveyed consider extending existing taxes to be a tax increase. The survey, commissioned by Washington Realtors, found that 42 percent believe it would not be a tax increase and 9 percent were undecided. The group paid for the poll after Gov. Jay Inslee…


Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest | Topics: extending taxes, Gov. Jay, gov. jay inslee

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…


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