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  • City of Spokane wins ruling on vow of no tax boost

    The promise made by city leaders of no new taxes stemming from passage of a road construction ballot measure last November received a boost from a Spokane County judge last …


  • Editorial: Levy issue resolution worth going to courts, Legislature

    Not often do you see public officials distracted by property tax increases on the order of $22, but a possible misinterpretation of Washington law that provides tax breaks for the …


  • Library tax could be on ballot

    Spokane voters in February may get a chance to save the city’s small library branches and substantially increase branch hours. Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart is proposing that voters …


  • City may tap ‘Photo Red’ money for general fund

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner gave a preview Wednesday of a 2012 budget she says would be painless for residents who obey the law. Verner proposed to close a tentative $6.6 …


  • Council approves tab tax

    The Spokane City Council on Monday approved one new tax and delayed a decision on another. The council voted 4-3 for a $20-a-year tax on vehicles registered in Spokane, capping …


  • A boost for books

    Hoping to head off a new round of library closure talks or further cuts to branch hours, the Spokane Public Library is asking city leaders to sponsor a property tax …


  • Property tax hike proposed to fund city libraries

    Hoping to head off a new round of library closure talks or further cuts to branch hours, the Spokane Public Library is asking city leaders to sponsor a property tax …


  • Verner says new taxes not an option

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner says she’s not considering new taxes to bail the city out of its $10 million hole for 2011. City leaders will present a preliminary budget plan …


  • Fire District 8 asks voters for funds

    Residents of suburban areas south of Spokane Valley will vote April 22 on a Fire District 8 request for money to improve service. Fire commissioners want voters to lift the …

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