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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Moody's upgrades Spokane Valley bond rating

Moody’s Investor Services has upgraded the city of Spokane Valley’s bond rating to Aa3. “The upgrade … reflects the city's low debt burden, sizeable tax base which is expected to expand into the medium-term, and healthy financial performance, which is maintained through strong management practices,”...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012

Proposed B&O tax break for startups advances 

Legislation that would exempt new Washington-based businesses from the state's B&O tax in their first year of operations has cleared a key Senate committee. Senate Bill 6327, sponsored by state Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, advanced with a "do pass" recommendation from the Senate Economic...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011

Gregoire's other tax proposals

Gov. Chris Gregoire's proposed half-penny sales tax increase got plenty of attention Monday, but she also rolled out more than $340 million in additional tax plans she wants lawmakers to consider. Among them are increased business and occupation tax rates on windfall profits earned in...

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