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Yesterday we posted again on legislative proposals to increase the state property tax while reducing local levies ("levy swap"). There are several different approaches under consideration, as describe…Read more
Who could have seen this coming? Well, nearly everyone though it's customary and appropriate to hope for timely outcomes. Bowing to the inevitable, lawmakers leave Olympia today for a brief respite be…Read more
As lawmakers continue to struggle with how to meet the state Supreme Court's McCleary mandate to reduce school districts' reliance on local levies to fund basic education, the levy swap has again gain…Read more
Washington ranks among the nation's "innovation leaders," according to the Consumer Electronics Association inaugural scorecard. (Report pdf here.) As the map below shows, that's a second tier ranking…Read more
As lawmakers anticipate the coming special session, House and Senate budget leaders make their arguments on the op-ed page of the Seattle Times. House Democrats Ross Hunter and Reuven Carlyle, respect…Read more
Lawmakers will not finish their work on time. The House’s budget chairman said Tuesday that Washington lawmakers will not finish their work by Sunday’s deadline and will need a special session to work…Read more