sales tax

King County Voters to Decide Arts Sales Tax in August
SEATTLE (AP) — King County voters will decide in August whether to raise the county sales tax to pay for arts, culture and science programs.
The Metropolitan King County Council, voting 7 to 2 Monday, approved placing the "Access for All" measure on the August primary ballot..…
Future of King County Arts Tax Proposal Uncertain
SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Councilmember has pulled legislation that would have put a sales-tax measure for the arts on the August ballot.
King County Executive Dow Constantine last month proposed a 0.1 percent bump in the sales tax to raise $469 million over seven years for arts and science …
Seattle Mayor Scraps Proposed $275M Property-tax Levy
SEATTLE (AP) — 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.
Murray told the Seattle Times editorial board Monday that he is moving away from the property-tax idea in favor of a 2018 county bal…
County Commissioners Moving with the Second Option of Funding
With the sales tax proposal in the county suffering a defeat, county commissioners are ready to move forward with option number two: shifting money from the county's road fund to the general fund.
It would raise the same amount of money: $3 million per year to pay for jail security upgrades and …
Voters Turned Down Sales Tax Proposal
Yakima County voters turned down a sales tax proposal but gave a thumbs up to funding for the Selah pool in Tuesdays primary election the sales tax proposal failed 53 to 47 percent , it would have would have funded security upgrades at the Yakima County jail...
Sales Tax Deductions Passes the Senate Finance Committee
Seattle (ap) - a measure that would extend state and local sales tax deductions for people in Washington has passed out of the senate finance committee as part of legislation that would renew tax breaks for businesses.
The sales tax deduction for residents of Washington and other states without in…