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May 03, 2024

IN THE NEWS: Republicans blast Democratic bill that would allow tripling of property tax rates

Republicans in the Washington Senate are calling a property tax measure backed by Democrats “the single most destructive and far-reaching bill of the 2024 session.” At least that’s how Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro Woolley, and a member of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, described Senate Bill 5770 in a Wednesday news release. SB 5770 would allow...
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February 22, 2024

IN THE NEWS: Washington lawmakers advance bill making it a felony to threaten election workers

By the Associated press | The Washington state Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to make harassing election workers a felony, three months after four county election offices received envelopes containing suspicious powder — including three testing positive for fentanyl — and had to be evacuated. Some Republican lawmakers pushed for the...
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February 09, 2024

IN THE NEWS: WA Democrats ditch bill repealing voter-backed cap on property tax hikes

Senate Democrats’ controversial bill allowing local governments in Washington to exceed the 1% cap on annual property tax increases won’t be acted on this session, its author said Friday. The legislation sought to repeal the voter-backed limit and give cities and counties the ability to levy hikes up to 3%....
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February 03, 2024

Senator Wagoner on Fish Hunt NW (Root Sports)

Host Duane Inglin’s interview with Senator Keith Wagoner, who is the primary sponsor on Senate Joint Resolution 8208 “Enshrining the rights to Hunt, Fish & Gather for WA St Citizens” Duane & Tommy will also follow-up with take-aways from the Public Hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural...
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