property tax

Senate Passes $43 Billion State Budget Proposal
OLYMPIA  (AP) — The Senate has passed a $43 billion two-year state budget proposal that relies, in part, on a statewide property tax earmarked for education, while also making cuts to some social services. The spending plan, which cleared the Senate on a 25-24 vote in the early morning hours of Friday, would raise property taxes in some districts, while lowering them for others in the state... Rea
Gov. Inslee Signs School Levy Bill Sought by Districts
OLYMPIA  (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that delays a planned cut in local school levy rates for one year, something school districts have said they need in order to plan their budgets as lawmakers continue to work toward fully funding education in the state...
Legislature Passes School Levy Bill Sought by Districts
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Legislature has passed a measure delaying a deadline for a reduction in the amount of money school districts can collect through local property tax levies. The House passed the measure addressing the so-called "levy cliff" on an 87-10 vote Thursday, just after the Senate passed the bill on a bipartisan 48-1 vote the night before...
Washington Senate Passes School Levy Bill
OLYMPIA (AP) — The Senate has passed a measure delaying a deadline for a reduction in the amount of money school districts can collect through local property tax levies, something school superintendents have said they need as they ready their budgets...
Inslee, School Superintendents, Call for Local Levy Fix
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is calling on Republicans in the Senate to pass a measure delaying a deadline for a reduction in the amount of money school districts can collect through local property tax levies. Inslee talked with reporters Tuesday after a meeting with superintendents from four Washington school districts about impacts of the so-called "levy cliff...