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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Inslee signs B&O tax surcharge to pay for expanded college aid

A change in state tax law that will hit many professional firms and tech businesses while it helps to pay for Washington’s expanded college scholarship programs was signed Monday by …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Senate passes fix for new business tax to fund college aid

A new business tax the Legislature passed last year to generate money for the state’s college grant program needs an overhaul even though it just went into effect on Jan. …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Gov. Inslee signs record state budget, new taxes to pay for it

Gov. Jay Inslee signs record state operating budget, along with new taxes needed to cover some of the spending.


Inslee vetoes manufacturers’ tax break connected to budget

Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes a tax break for many Washington manufacturing companies that would give them the same low rate as Boeing. Senate Republicans say that’s going back on budget …


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017

Committee OKs Washington tax bill

The House Finance Committee passed a $3.5 billion tax package that majority Democrats described as a “work in progress.”


Triumph got $790,000 in tax breaks from state in last two years

Triumph strike enters its second week with union leaders questioning company’s tax breaks.


Education, mental health are top priorities in House budget proposal

OLYMPIA – Washington would spend an extra $1.4 billion on public schools, increase money for mental health programs and give raises to teachers and state workers, under a two-year budget …


Inslee, McKenna propose tax tweaks

With state unemployment staying stubbornly above 8 percent and the economy on many voters’ minds, economic issues play a major part in the campaigns of Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat …


Inslee, McKenna square off at Bing

The two leading candidates for Washington governor debated for the first time on Tuesday and agreed that new taxes aren’t needed to improve schools. But they disagreed on most other …