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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 7:43 a.m.

$14.6M Mead schools levy would mitigate effects of recent budget cuts

Alone among the larger districts in Spokane County, the Mead School District decided this year to mitigate its budget problems by offering a two-year supplemental levy on the Nov. 5 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Voters renew Spokane County public safety sales tax

Spokane voters overwhelmingly chose Tuesday to renew


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:27 p.m.

Voters signal support of Spokane County library levy

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.

Mead School District to float $14.6 million supplemental levy

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.

Kootenai County school levies pass

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 …


Coeur d’Alene School District seeks voter backing for $20 million levy

Even if the Coeur d’Alene School District passes a two-year, $20 million levy Tuesday, many homeowners would see a lighter tax burden.


Spokane City Council considers $5.8 million property tax increase for police, firefighters

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 …


Assessed value and your tax bill: Government spending has greatest impact on how much you pay

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.

Voters to face decision on Riverside School District levies

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 prepares to ask voters for levy in February

Spokane Public Schools will ask voters to approve a new, cheaper maintenance and operation levy in February’s special election.


Boise forgets to collect $5M levy OK’d by voters

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 drops city tax, pursues county measure

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.


Seattle assesses homeless population ahead of proposed levy

A survey of homeless people in Seattle has found that many were living in the city when they lost permanent shelter.


Orchard Prairie School district asks for $230,000 in levy money

The Orchard Prairie School district is asking voters to approve a $230,000 two-year levy in February’s special election.


Coeur d’Alene schools to ask voters for $68 million in a construction bond and operating levy

Voters in Coeur d’Alene will be asked to approve a $35.5 million bond measure and a $32 million operating levy in March.


Lawsuit over school use of local levies costing thousands

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 …


Rockford, Spangle approve levies to fund fire and police services

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 …


Downtown construction of Lincoln and Monroe streets will be completed next year

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 …


East Valley School District could give up $1.5 million in levy money due to clerical error

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.


Spokane County Fire District 4 asking voters for higher EMS levy

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 …


Fire District 9 needs property tax levy renewed

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.


EV asks voters to OK maintenance and operations levy

The East Valley School district hopes to pass a $12 million maintenance and operations levy in a February special election.


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 …


Shoshone County to address taxpayers’ surprise

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 …


Spokane Valley Fire Department debating levy increase

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 …


Levy passes, reversing school district’s cuts

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 …


Levy vote’s failure casts shadow over contract for police

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 …


Voters will decide school measures

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 …


School districts will forgo voter-approved levy hikes

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. …


Valley City Council rejects fire chief’s request regarding levy

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 …