Tuesday, September 21, 2021


TOWN HALLS ON TAXES — The Washington State Wire reports: Washington’s Tax Structure Work Group is preparing to embark on seven town hall meetings beginning on Sept. 22 through November to gain feedback from people living in the state on possible changes to the tax code. Six potential tax scenarios were originally released during a May work group meeting, but Rep. Noel Frame (D-Seattle) who co-chairs the group along with Sen. Keith Wagoner (R-Sedro Woolley), said the scenarios that will be presented during the upcoming town halls are finalized versions. Five of the scenarios are tax-neutral, Frame said, and they range from adjusting property taxes to B&O and income taxes. The sessions are designed to allow the work group and lawmakers to hear directly from constituents about what they would like to see. The feedback will be incorporated into a report, and eventually legislative action slated for 2023.

EDITOR’S NOTE — Click here to sign up for your region’s Town Hall meeting. This Wednesday, the East region town halls will be at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.