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Some property owners are being forced to pay the tax despite not being able to vote on the agency’s most recent project.
The advisory measures are nonbinding, but the architect of the ballot items says they could change the conversation around future taxation.
The people behind the McCleary lawsuit that prompted the order disagree.
Petitioners focus on the law’s impact on eating, drinking, and smoking while driving.
The governor says he is willing to convene yet another special session if an agreement can be reached.
If legislators can’t figure it out before Thursday night, the capital budget is unlikely to pass.
Water rights and car tabs are still on the docket.
The $43.7 billion budget didn’t become public until early Friday and received no public hearing before lawmakers voted.
The increase will raise $7.3 billion.
One senator called the process “very disheartening.”
The biology requirement would be suspended, while students who fail English and math exams would be provided a pathway to graduation.
Inslee says shutdown would be historic failure by lawmakers.
Will they solve the puzzle in time?
If a budget isn’t signed by the end of July 1, state parks will close, critical social services will stop, and thousands of workers will be laid off.
A proposed compromise would provide a way for students who fail the English and math assessments to graduate.
The Hirst decision was embraced by environmentalists and tribal leaders. Now lawmakers must figure out how to adhere to it.
The legislature established the program in 2017, but is only now in agreement on how to fund it.
Legislation passed Tuesday lowers the tax rate from 1.1 percent to 0.5 percent and requires Sound Transit to calculate fees using the Kelley Blue Book.
More than 60,000 public employees have been notified of a potential layoff.
“It is really just a math problem.”