Stories tagged: levy
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:25 p.m.
Spokane voters overwhelmingly chose Tuesday to renew
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:27 p.m.
In the first night’s count, many Spokane County voterscast their ballots for an increase in property taxes for county libraries, with about 53.3% voters saying yes on Spokane County Library …
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:15 a.m.
According to the district, the money raised would reinstate some paraeducators lost in recent cuts, maintain nursing staff at current levels, increase safety and security personnel and expand learning opportunities …
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene school district voters on Tuesday approved a two-year, $20 million levy for various programs and building maintenance. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the tally was 4,278 yes votes …
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Even if the Coeur d’Alene School District passes a two-year, $20 million levy Tuesday, many homeowners would see a lighter tax burden.
Tue., Dec. 4, 2018
The city of Spokane may ask voters to approve a $5.8 million increase in property taxes to pay 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers in a special election …
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: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Almost every school district in the area will present levies to their voters in February, and Riverside School District in Chattaroy is no exception.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools will ask voters to approve a new, cheaper maintenance and operation levy in February’s special election.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4 a.m.
The city of Boise didn’t collect $5 million of property tax money it was supposed to raise this year for open space and water quality protection because its budget department …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is scrapping a proposed property tax levy that would have raised $275 million over five years to pay for homeless services.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
A survey of homeless people in Seattle has found that many were living in the city when they lost permanent shelter.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, noon
The Orchard Prairie School district is asking voters to approve a $230,000 two-year levy in February’s special election.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 1:30 a.m.
Voters in Coeur d’Alene will be asked to approve a $35.5 million bond measure and a $32 million operating levy in March.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
The state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has so far spent thousands of dollars to pursue a lawsuit against seven school districts over the use of local levy dollars …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Levies to fund police, fire and emergency medical services in Rockford and Spangle were winning easily on election night and added to their lead in a second vote count on …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
A single layer of asphalt will be laid down on Lincoln and Monroe streets downtown to allow full traffic flow during the winter, following a busy summer that left some …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Due to a a clerical error the East Valley School District failed to collect half of a $3 million transportation levy taxpayers approved in April 2015.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Voters in Spokane County Fire District 4 north of Spokane will see a renewal of the district’s emergency medical services levy on ballots arriving in the mail for the August …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Next week’s ballot includes a request from Spokane County Fire District 9 for voters to renew their maintenance and operations levy for another two years.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
The East Valley School district hopes to pass a $12 million maintenance and operations levy in a February special election.
Wed., July 1, 2015
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 …
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
People in Wallace got a surprise in their property tax bills last month: A school bond payment that should have cost the average homeowner about $61 this year instead came …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Spokane Valley Fire Department’s board of commissioners is debating whether to ask voters for a 3-cent or 6-cent increase in the department’s special maintenance and operations levy that is due …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
Voters in the Plummer-Worley School District in North Idaho approved a two-year tax levy Tuesday that will enable school officials to restore funding for athletics, full-time kindergarten and five-day school …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
The town of Rockford faces uncertainty after a law enforcement levy to pay for the town’s contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office lost big at the ballot box this …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
The Spokane County Elections Office is mailing ballots today for the Feb. 12 special election. Depending on where you live, you might see a school bond or levy, or levies …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2012
Spokane County voters approved inflated school district levies in February because the Washington Legislature was still in session and had threatened to stop subsidizing property-poor districts due to budget shortfalls. …
Thu., June 28, 2012
Spokane Valley Fire Department Chief Mike Thompson was surprised to be rebuffed when he asked earlier this month to make a presentation at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting. The …
Thu., May 31, 2012
The staff of the Spokane Valley Fire Department painted a grim picture for fire commissioners Tuesday as they reviewed what the department would look like if the replacement levy on …