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WA Lege Day 55: Tax debate on Avon ladies

OLYMPIA — Sen. Val Stevens argues the tax falls unfairly on “direct sellers” like Avon ladies, and offers an amendment to strip provisions on the business and occupation tax changes out of that.

Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, says she should read her own amendment, because she mentions sales taxes but the languages is about B&O taxes.

Stevens tries to close debate by suggesting Tom doesn’t understand basic economis.

Sen. Karen Keiser says it doesn’t affect Avon ladies, “it affects Avon, the multinational corporation.”

Amendment fails on a voice vote.


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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


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