You must sign in or register to continue reading content. OLYMPIA — Owners of 52 properties in Snohomish County should not have to pay Sound Transit’s property tax starting in 2019 under a new law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday. The tax is part of the $54 billion Sound Transit 3 expansion approved by voters in 2016. Owners of these particular properties didn’t get to vote on the plan but have been required to pay the tax.
OLYMPIA — One of the bigger surprises of the just-completed legislative session occurred in the final hours when a Democrat-sponsored bill cutting the state property tax rate passed and nearly every Republican voted against it. Not long after achieving this success, the same Democratic lawmakers fumbled big time by failing to provide even the littlest of savings for payers of Sound Transit car tabs. Both matters are likely to be the subject of campaign fliers and commercials this fall.
To fully appreciate a peace accord reached last week on rewriting state law on the use of deadly force by police, consider the intensity of the conflict between the parties 15 months ago. Two dozen people tasked by the Legislature to provide guidance gathered for a final time in November to settle on recommendations. They represented those who write state laws, those who enforce them and those upon whom they are enforced.
Inbox: @ESDwaWorks director Dale Peinecke resigns; @GovInslee says he is reviewing findings of "external investigation regarding workplace interactions that made some employees uncomfortable with Peinecke’s behavior." #waleg@EverettHerald
Inbox: Democratic Rep. Kristine Lytton of Anacortes announces she will retire. She is current chair of the House Finance Ctte, a key member of the @WAHouseDems budget writing team. She is third committee chair to announce #waleg departure in last week #waelex
Washington Recovery Alliance founding Executive Director Lauren Davis and Shoreline CCmam Chris Roberts -- both Dems - announced today as candidates to succeed the retiring Rep. Ruth Kagi in the 32nd
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".