Since 2001, after voters passed Initiative 747, city and local governments have only been able to raise property taxes 1% a year. But a bill in Olympia would raise that cap to 3%. ”They just want more money and the people of the state of Washington have said no,” said...
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Many fear a bill passed in the state Senate could lead to hospital closures and put lives in rural communities at risk. Tracy Ellis explains.
Sen. Matt Boehnke on KONA Radio’s The Bottom Line talking about his legislation that would make trespassing on a school bus a felony, the initiatives to the legislature, 2nd Amendment concerns about a firearms insurance bill, a measure that would triple the allowable...
Hotels, motels, and resorts would be required to train their staff on identifying and dealing with human trafficking if a bill passed in the state Senate becomes law. Tracy Ellis reports.
VIDEO: State Senate Republican Caucus news conference on bill expected to raise property taxes and rents
SB 5770 would triple the allowable property tax growth rate for local governments from 1% to 3%, costing taxpayers $6 billion over the next 12 years. It will raise property taxes AND it will raise rents, which renters can’t afford during Washington’s affordable...
Sen. Brad Hawkins on KPQ Radio talking about the six initiatives to the legislature, his ‘Walking Start to Running Start’ bill, and a bill that would triple the allowable annual growth rate of property taxes.
VIDEO: FOX 13: Overdoses, crime in state-run facility; ‘That place should not be open’ featuring Sen. John Braun
The state-run youth detention center in Chehalis known as Green Hill has come under fire as fentanyl continues to make its way to teens and young adults housed inside. "Nothing is really changing," said State Senator John Braun. "That’s the really maddening part to...
Sen. Lynda Wilson talks to Lars Larson about her bill to help people better understand the growing danger of illegal drugs such as fentanyl.
Higher property taxes and rents could be on the way if legislation headed to the state Senate floor eventually becomes law. Tracy Ellis reports the bill triples the allowable property tax growth rate for local governments.
Legislation to help restaurants, taverns and other establishments get liquor licenses passed in the state Senate. Tracy Ellis reports.
Sen. Jeff Wilson talks with Kyle Pauley on KXRO radio about his bills dealing with electric vehicle fires and kit homes, rent control, state budgets, Democrat inaction on initiatives, and more. https://soundcloud.com/kxronews/2-7-24-senator-jeff-wilson
A bill to protect the rights of victims and the survivors of victims passed out of the state Senate. Tracy Ellis explains.