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After two days of debate, Democrats in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a seven percent tax on capital gains income exceeding 250-thousand dollars from the sale of long-term...

April 21, 2021

Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, says the capital gains income tax is unpopular, unnecessary and unconstitutional. He explains his concern about the tax, including a provision that prevents citizens from having a...

April 21, 2021

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, released the following statement on the first-ever income tax on capital gains passing the Washington State Legislature. “In a historic vote, the Legislature has passed its...

April 21, 2021

Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, offered the following statement in response to an interview Gov. Jay Inslee gave criticizing the efforts of legislative...

April 21, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, has recently filed the “Empower Washington Voters Act,” House Bill 1582. The measure would require every new state tax or tax increase be approved by Washington voters...

April 21, 2021

Both the House and Senate have approved their versions of the state’s two-year capital, transportation, and operating budgets. Now, budget writers will go line-by-line to make any final adjustments to these...

April 21, 2021

In a press conference covering a wide range of topics, House and Senate Republicans addressed their biggest hopes and fears as the 2021 legislative session winds to a close and revealed...

April 21, 2021

During House floor debate Tuesday night on amendments to Senate Bill 5096, the capital gains income tax, Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, asked why majority Democrats would prevent voters from seeking a...

April 21, 2021

Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, joins KIHR Radio to discuss her opposition to the proposed capital gains tax, concerns over wording in the bill which prevents the people from making their voice...

April 21, 2021

Rep. Sutherland gives a floor speech supporting Senate Bill 5000, which would create a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle pilot sales and use tax exemption program. The bill passed the Legislature...

April 21, 2021