The Budget Battles Are About to Begin

Every week during the Legislative Session one of the Washington REALTORS® contacts on the Hill will give you a brief update on what is happening in Olympia and how it affects you...


Nathan Gorton


The budget battles are about to begin. The House goes first this year in releasing a budget, which they should do in the next few weeks, the Senate will then respond. The House has had discussions on a new Capital Gains tax, B&O increases, and even an expansion of sales tax to include services. The Senate continues to point out the 9% increase in revenues this budget cycle over the last. Fundamental disagreements still exist between the two bodies, it will be interesting watching them work those differences out. Be ready, it's about to get good!


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