Update from Olympia
We’ve just passed the halfway point of the 2018 legislative session and I wanted to share information on our upcoming town hall, Sound Transit bills, property taxes and students pages in Olympia.
Property tax relief
I held a news conference today with my Senate Republican colleagues in support of Senate Bill 6439 to provide property tax relief this year.
The Legislature enacted a balanced budget in June. Since then, revenue projections for the state will likely exceed $1.5 billion. Our state has more than enough resources to provide this tax refund in 2018, when there will be a brief, short-term uptick in property taxes, before the local property tax levy rates decrease in 2019.