Budget & Taxes

Holy says Senate action opens door to state income tax The Senate’s narrow passage of a Democrat-sponsored bill aiming to create a state income tax on capital gains opens the door to a full-fledged state income tax in Washington, says 6th District state Sen. Jeff Holy. The Senate yesterday voted 25-24 to pass Senate Bill 5096, sending the controversial measure... Read More...
The importance of fiscal accountability and transparency Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s been a fast-paced, eventful start to the 2018 session. We’ve already reached the finish line in our committee work with final hearings and executive sessions on policy sponsored by lawmakers in the House. Policy cutoff was Friday, Feb. 2, and fiscal cutoff was Tuesday, Feb.... Read More...
Going into overtime: Gloom of a special session Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are in the final days of the regularly scheduled 105-day session. Sine Die is shining on the horizon. I look forward to coming home to the 6th District! The primary focus remains on the negotiation process for the operating, capital and transportation budgets. Going into... Read More...
Let’s talk numbers! | Rep. Jeff Holy’s Legislative Update from Olympia Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are in the final two weeks of the regularly scheduled 105-day session. The prime focus is negotiations on the operating, capital and transportation budget. Let’s talk numbers – budget numbers | Operating Budget The three corners of the Legislature have proposed their 2017-19 operating budgets:... Read More...
Spokane House Republicans vote to fund education first The Washington State House of Representatives adopted rules for the 2017 legislative session today. House Republicans offered an amendment to the rules that would have been the cornerstone of their plan to finalize and fulfill the state’s McCleary obligation. “This goes beyond slogans and hyperbole,” said Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane... Read More...