Lawmakers should repair state’s entire tax system

Commentary | November 28, 2007 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

Enacting Initiative 747, recently overturned by the Washington State Supreme Court, is the focus of the upcoming special legislative session. If the Legislature votes to put Initiative 747 back into law, and the governor signs that bill, they will be parties to handicapping public services. Under Initiative 747, total current property tax resources won't even be allowed to keep up with inflation, except by a vote of the people for each minor addition to that tax. Of course, at the same time, we want to improve our schools, build better roads.

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