taxes

Washington State Auditor
4:21 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Troy Kelley Recall Petition Advances To Pierce County Court

The Washington attorney general's office filed a recall petition against State Auditor Troy Kelley Friday.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 4:26 pm

A citizen effort to recall indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley has cleared a key hurdle.

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Washington State Auditor
5:37 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Washington Auditor Proclaims Innocence, Won't Resign After Federal Indictment

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley speaks to reporters after pleading not guilty to federal tax evasion and obstruction charges.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 8:44 am

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is defending himself in the face of a 10-count federal indictment and shows no sign of resigning. 

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Government And Politics
3:24 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Stand-Off In Olympia Before Budget Negotiations Even Begin

Tricky negotiations loom in Olympia over Washington's next two-year budget.
WSDOT Flickr

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 2:57 pm

The Washington House and Senate will soon begin to negotiate a new two-year budget, but first they have to get past a roadblock.

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Idaho Tax Bill
4:50 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Idaho Senate Kills Tax Bill, Wants Different Approach To Funding Roads

File photo of the Idaho Great Seal inside the capitol building in Boise.
Jimmy Emerson, DVM Flickr

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 4:51 pm

The Idaho Senate decided to kill a major overhaul to Idaho’s tax system Tuesday.

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Government And Politics
4:03 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Washington Senate Republicans Increase Spending, Reject Higher Taxes In Budget

Colin Fogarty Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 2:59 pm

Majority Republicans in the Washington state Senate unveiled a no-new-taxes budget Tuesday that would still boost spending by $4 billion.

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Government And Politics
4:23 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Budget Fight Looms in Washington Legislature

WSDOT Flickr

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 10:07 pm

House Democrats on Friday unveiled a proposed $1.5 billion tax package. Senate Republicans plan to rollout their proposed budget later this week.

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Idaho Tax Bill
4:22 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Democrats Call Idaho Tax Bill 'A Financial Circus'

File photo of the Idaho State Capitol in Boise.
Bev Sykes Wikimedia

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 3:08 pm

The Idaho House fast-tracked a bill Monday that would raise the gas tax, eliminate the sales tax on groceries and overhaul Idaho’s income tax structure.

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Government And Politics
5:15 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Washington House Democrats Say 'Yes' To Capital Gains Tax, 'No' To Cap-And-Trade

House Finance chair Reuven Carlyle, left, and Appropriations chair Ross Hunter unveiled a two-year budget proposal and tax package designed to satisfy a Supreme Court ruling on K-12 funding.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 3:51 pm

Majority Democrats in the Washington state House have unveiled a proposed two-year, nearly $39 billion state budget and tax package.

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Idaho Tax Bill
4:57 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Idaho Lawmakers Advance Plan To Revamp Sales, Income, Gas Taxes

Lordchadwick79 Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 3:17 pm

Idaho lawmakers are proposing a tax system overhaul. In part, they want to make the state more competitive with Oregon and Washington.

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Senate Tax Rule
4:22 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Washington Lt. Governor Tosses Two-Thirds Rule For 'New' Taxes

Washington Lt. Governor Brad Owen
Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 3:10 pm

In January, the Washington state Senate adopted a rule requiring that new taxes pass the Senate by a two-thirds vote. Monday Lt. Governor Brad Owen tossed it out.

Owen said the super majority threshold runs afoul of the state constitution. Owen pointed to a 2013 Washington Supreme Court ruling that overturned a voter-approved super majority requirement for tax hikes.

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