Stories tagged: taxes
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 10:33 p.m.
Former Idaho lawmaker re-buys home at auction, fails to pay on time
Tax-protesting former Idaho State Rep. Phil Hart successfully purchased his Athol home from the IRS at a public auction last month, but he missed an Oct. 22 deadline to pay …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Millwood gets big marijuana tax reimbursement
Millwood, a suburb of roughly 1,800 residents, recently got its first check from Washington state as a reimbursement of marijuana tax revenue.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 11:51 a.m.
Spokane County property taxes due Oct. 31
The second half of property taxes for 2015 are due to the Spokane County Treasurer’s Office on Oct. 31.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 5:18 p.m.
I-1366 is another swing at tax supermajority requirement
I-1366 tries to force the Legislature into a super-majority to pass tax increases.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 8:50 p.m.
Knezovich continues push for permanent Sheriff’s Office training site
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich wants a law enforcement training facility at the Spokane Raceway Park.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 11, 2015, midnight
Editorial: I-1366 a surefire way to gridlock, or education cuts
Tim Eyman’s latest budget-exploding initiative could be his worst. It could also be his last. Voters should send it to a resounding defeat.
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, midnight
S-R editorial: Talent trumps taxes for businesses looking to grow, relocate
Outgoing Idaho Commerce director says employers are focused on the availability of skilled workers, not tax breaks.
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015, midnight
July pot sales end hot streak
Marijuana sales in Spokane County dipped in July, the first drop in month-to-month retail receipts since the drug became legal. The county’s 15 shops sold $3.8 million worth of marijuana …
Fri., July 31, 2015, midnight
Washington gas tax goes up Saturday
Washington’s gasoline tax goes up 7 cents Saturday but your price at the pump won’t automatically jump by that amount at 12:01 a.m. It could go up that much or …
Tue., July 14, 2015, midnight
Spokane County files appeal to reverse tax-break ruling
Spokane County will continue to fight a tax break for military veterans and low-income retirees it says the city of Spokane illegally promised. The state has joined the county, saying …
Wed., July 1, 2015, midnight
Spokane County treasurer defends action in clash with city
A squabble between city and county officials regarding property tax exemptions continued Tuesday with Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase hitting back at the allegation that his office is engaged in …
Tue., May 5, 2015, midnight
State capital gains tax wins favor at Democratic hearing
OLYMPIA – With most legislators away from the Capitol and any budget negotiations behind closed doors, Democrats invited people from around the state to a hearing to support a capital …
Tue., April 28, 2015, 12:28 p.m.
NFL drops its tax-exempt status
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a “distraction.” In a letter to team owners, Goodell said that the …
Wed., April 1, 2015, midnight
Washington Senate GOP unveils rival budget
OLYMPIA – Senate Republicans released a two-year no-new-taxes state budget Tuesday that is much different than the House Democrats’ spending plan for the next two years, putting both proposals on …
Tue., March 31, 2015, midnight
Idaho House passes sweeping tax reforms
BOISE – The Idaho House endorsed sweeping tax changes Monday that would increase taxes for middle-income Idahoans and cut taxes for the state’s wealthiest, according to two new analyses. The …
Thu., March 26, 2015, midnight
Idaho bill raises gas tax, cuts grocery sales tax and credit
BOISE – Idaho House Republican leaders introduced complicated legislation Wednesday to make big changes in Idaho’s tax system – lowering the top income tax rate, removing the sales tax from …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015, midnight
Tax exemption puts Spokane and county at odds
When city leaders encouraged Spokane voters to pass last year’s street levy, they promised that existing property tax rates wouldn’t change. Now that promise is in jeopardy.
Sat., Jan. 31, 2015, midnight
Shawn Vestal: Economy finally recovering … for the 1 percent
We’re No. 9! A new analysis of income growth in America confirms and updates the depressing reality of our so-called economic recovery: Virtually all recent bounceback has occurred in the …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015, midnight
Group targets Central Valley school bond, levy
Bright yellow fliers encouraging a “no” vote on Central Valley School District’s bond and levy are arriving in mailboxes this week. Bold, black lettering states that the district wants voters …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane City Council was preparing an ordinance that would solve the jitney bus problem by requiring all operators to pay a city license …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015, midnight
County’s appraisal will cost Gun Club
A brazenly calm flock of squawking Canada geese interrupted John Warning and Bill Brooks’ skeet shooting session Wednesday at the Spokane Gun Club in Greenacres. “They don’t understand this business,” …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago A century before the era of Uber, Spokane was trying to deal with a new and unlicensed form of public transportation – the jitney …
Tue., Jan. 13, 2015, midnight
BlueStar Technologies’ Hansen pleads not guilty to fraud charges
The man who once promised Spokane’s business leaders and elected officials he’d build a bustling Blu-ray factory downtown pleaded not guilty Monday to a 16-count federal fraud indictment. Clad in …
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015, midnight
Hill says Washington’s two-year revenue will be $3 billion higher, so no tax hike needed
OLYMPIA – Telling myths from truths may be a major challenge in Washington’s upcoming legislative session. Sen. Andy Hill, the Republican who heads the Ways and Means Committee, insisted Thursday …
Wed., Jan. 7, 2015, midnight
Pot sellers report December sales increase in Spokane County
Spokane County’s nine recreational marijuana stores all reported sales in December higher than the previous month, pushing the legal market above $1.2 million as it continues to grow and gain …
Thu., Dec. 18, 2014, midnight
Inslee carbon tax plan would help complete North Spokane freeway
SEATTLE – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state’s largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release. The …
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014, 8:25 p.m.
Inslee’s proposed carbon tax would extend North Spokane freeway
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state’s largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014, midnight
Gov. Jay Inslee to seek $1 billion in tax hikes in two-year budget
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget proposal for the next two years will include a request for $1 billion or more in higher taxes along with some program cuts, a …
Sun., Sept. 21, 2014, midnight
Spin Control: Public probably wouldn’t mind these new tax ideas
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected take on legal marijuana is a shade over $200 million, state economists guesstimated last week. That’s not nothing, as non-economists who don’t mind a double negative …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, midnight
Spokane approves property tax hikes for police, fire departments
Spokane leaders have promised to take an annual 1 percent property tax increase through 2016 to help fund $26 million worth of new vehicles and equipment for the fire and …