Stories tagged: property tax
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane Valley is planning to opt out of raising property taxes in 2019, which will mark a decade without an increase for residents.
Sun., April 29, 2018
Property taxes and the tortured terminology surrounding them leave many homeowners confused. In the end, though, it’s pretty simple.
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Senate Democrats propose a property tax break for 2019 that Republicans say is too small and unconstitutional.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
House Democrats propose budget with property tax break and capital gains tax.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Senate Democrats propose a budget with more money for schools, tax break for property owners
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
Boosted by a strong economy, Washington can expect an extra $1.3 billion in tax revenues over the next three years, legislators were told Thursday. Some could go back to taxpayers, …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
Senate Republicans say extra money in the state coffers should mean property tax relief. Democrats say they’ll get a chance to vote on to vote on some type of relief …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
City of Spokane loses its fight to offer a special exemption to seniors and the disabled on property taxes to fix the streets.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Spokane County voters won’t be asked whether they want to raise property taxes this year. The county commissioners, Al French and Josh Kerns, voted to rescind a tax proposal on …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
A jail in north-central Oregon has been sued by four people who contend the facility is violating state law by holding immigrants who are awaiting status hearings or deportation.
Sun., June 4, 2017
Amidst a wide-ranging debate about property taxes for schools, county officials and their lobbying organizations are mounting an effort that would allow them to raise taxes without voter approval under …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court will decide whether City of Spokane had the authority to exempt seniors and disabled veterans from the 2014 property tax increase to help repair streets.
Sun., April 30, 2017
One of the largest areas of such local funding is educator salaries. In 1987, the state paid over 99 percent of salary costs, but by 2012, that state contribution had …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Voters in Spokane County’s largest fire district approved a property tax increase that officials say will be used to replace aging trucks and equipment and respond to increasing call volumes.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
The levy has allowed Spokane libraries to adapt to the information needs of a modern society and forestall painful cuts in services and hours.
Sat., March 25, 2017
Property taxes don’t increase as fast as they used to. Most people think that’s a good thing. But a lot of powerful governments, lobbyists and special interest groups think it’s …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, 5 a.m.
BOISE – County assessors, in town for an Idaho Association of Counties meeting, were stunned to hear the House tax committee vote to remove the annual indexing of the homeowner’s …
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015
Spokane Valley City Council member Ed Pace tries to get city to lower property tax.
Sat., Feb. 21, 2015
Chuck Moffitt’s house is one large cabinet of curiosities. With his long hair, big beard and tiny parrot on his shoulder, Moffitt, 68, fits in next to the handmade dragon …
Fri., March 14, 2014
Leafy spurge and common bugloss may have funny-sounding names, but to many in Spokane County they are no laughing matter. They are among dozens of noxious weeds that must be …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
The city of Spokane Valley’s 2014 budget moved one step closer to final approval Tuesday as City Council members unanimously approved sending it to a final vote on Oct. 22. …
Thu., July 25, 2013
As Liberty Lake puts together its 2014 budget, city officials must make two big decisions: whether to continue a 3 percent utility tax and what to do with vacant land …
Tue., July 23, 2013, 7:09 p.m.
Spokane County officials on Tuesday lowered the estimated tax rate on a ballot measure to pay for removal of low-income residences beneath the runway approach to Fairchild Air Force Base.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2013, 9:39 a.m.
Tribe-owned lands on Idaho Indian reservations haven’t been charged property taxes by surrounding counties since statehood; the Idaho Constitution prohibits it. But in 2006, an array of counties in Idaho …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2012
There could be something for almost everyone on a special election ballot in February. Originally wary of spending the money to hold a special election, the Spokane City Council on …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012
Spokane County commissioners are planning to cut services and raise property taxes for 2013 at the same time they are handing their top administrator a $33,800-a-year pay increase. CEO Marshall …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012
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 …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2012
The Spokane Valley City Council rehashed some old budget arguments and brought up some new ones during their Tuesday meeting. Key among them was the continued debate on whether the …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
After weeks of the discussion, the Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to kill a proposed 1 percent property tax increase for 2013. The decision will save residential taxpayers about …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012
The Spokane Valley City Council had a lengthy debate over whether it should raise property taxes by the allowed 1 percent in 2013, with some council members adamantly against it …