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Wash. Legislature OKs Budget With $830M In Additional Taxes

Law360 (April 29, 2019, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The Washington state Legislature passed a $52.4 billion biennial operating budget that relies on $830 million in new and increased taxes just before midnight Sunday, sending the measure to the governor’s desk and handing him a big victory.

The Washington state Legislature passed a $52.4 billion budget Sunday that includes $830 million in new and increased taxes. (AP) Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign H.B. 1109, the budget bill that is chock-full of his priorities. Noticeably absent was the creation of a capital gains tax, which the governor has been trying to secure for years, even though Washington has...

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