Stories tagged: property taxes
UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 1:54 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools to consider budget that would eliminate librarians, expand early-release Fridays for elementary students
The school board will consider a $459 million budget Wednesday after layoff notices went to dozens of teachers and staff members this spring. Additional state money was dedicated to the …
Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Property owners in Moscow could pay 25 percent more in taxes next year, city officials say.
Wed., April 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane County Library District will soon ask voters to approve an almost $2 million property tax increase to pay for maintenance, security and increasing the library’s digital resources.
Wed., March 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
Four out of five property owners in Spokane County will pay less on their property tax bill in 2019 compared to last year. The bulk of that savings has to …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
Leaps in property assessments will lead to higher taxes in some cases, but it’s not an easy calculation.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Senate Democrats propose a budget with more money for schools, tax break for property owners
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
Spokane County homeowners will see a substantial increase in their property tax bill this year as a result of a new state school levy.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
Some Western Washington school districts think the state’s increased property tax levy hurt them at the polls.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
The ballots already going out to voters are asking Spokane County residents to reduce the property taxes they give for schools. Sort of.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Idaho state Rep. Priscilla Giddings has requested and received a stay until April 1, due to military service, of an Ada County notice ordering her to repay the county about …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Property taxes are how cities and towns pay for police, schools and roadwork. Doing away with their deductibility would hurt local governments’ ability to raise revenues to cover such services.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
The chairman of the House’s tax-writing committee said Sunday that he’s confident that chamber won’t go along with the Senate’s proposal to eliminate the deduction for property taxes, setting up …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
This law has worked for 16 years and because of the safety valve of voter approval, it’s perfectly OK to continue for another 16 years.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
The GOP tax plan’s changes to deductions would hit people in blue states hard, with limits on popular tax deductions that would have the biggest effects on people with high …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
If you feel these proposed public safety cuts, on top of previous ones, go too far, you should let your elected officials on the county and state level know.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Spokane County voters will decide in November whether to raise property taxes, a decision that may help fill holes in the county budget or result in a reduction of services.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Major changes to Washington’s public school system, and the taxes that pay for it, become law.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
City and county governments would be able to approve larger increases in property taxes without asking voters under a bill approved by the House committee that oversees tax policy.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
The Senate narrowly approved a $43 billion operating budget early Friday that attempts to improve Washington schools and pay for it by raising property taxes in some parts of the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Senate Republicans pushed through a massive shift in property taxes as a way of balancing their two-year, $43 billion spending plan and the school reforms it would contain.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
The House follows the Senate and gives overwhelming support to a bill to allow school districts another year of extra property tax authority.
Fri., March 3, 2017
Legislators shouldn’t continue to shackle local governments that are, in many instances, performing state-prescribed duties. It’s time to allow budgeting to reflect reality.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 5:14 a.m.
The average homeowner in the Spokane area could see property taxes go down in 2019 under the Senate Republican school plan. But it’s just one of several proposals to improve …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman has filed his latest effort, a measure that seeks a 25 percent property tax cut.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Senate Republicans propose major change in the way, and how much, Washington pays for public schools.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Some things to look for after the Washington Legislature opens Monday and embarks on its 2017 session.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Spokane County officials want to be clear: The roads department isn’t losing any money in 2017.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
While people in many parts of the U.S. are concerned about crumbling streets, voters in the city of Spokane stepped up more than a decade ago and did something about …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
The City of Spokane’s attempt not to raise taxes on roughly 4,700 property owners who are elderly and disabled military veterans was shot down by a divided Court of Appeals …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
The Kootenai County Board of Commissioners proposes spending about $14 million in the coming fiscal year to expand the county jail, expand vehicle and drivers license services, build shared parking …