Washington 1% Tax Cap Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

Cohen, Jackie
June 2006
Bond Buyer;6/15/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32403, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports on the bill authorizing a mandatory increase on property taxes in the municipalities of Washington. The legislation was introduced and issued by Judge Mary Roberts of King County Supreme Court which is known as Initiative 747. The plan was set to raise property tax rates of more than 1% yearly without permission from voters. This enactment was challenged previously by the Washington Citizens Action, Welfare Rights Organization Coalition and other activists against the proposal.


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