Budget & Taxes

2015 legislative session makes history – in several ways The 2015 session lasted much longer than anticipated – a record 176 days – but a number of good things came of this extended session. We passed a new, balanced, bipartisan operating budget that did not rely on new general tax increases. The new budget makes historic investments in early... Read More...
Nealey, Walsh vote to support compromise operating budget bill   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2013 CONTACT: John Sattgast, Senior Information Officer/Broadcast Coordinator – (360) 786-7257Sarah Stewart, Product Coordinator – (360) 786-7720 Nealey, Walsh vote to support compromise operating budget bill State lawmakers voted Friday to approve a two-year $33.5 billion state operating budget and sent it to the... Read More...
Opinion Editorial by Rep. Walsh: Caring for the most vulnerable By Rep. Maureen Walsh For the Prosser Record-Bulletin As the Legislature tackles a $900 million shortfall, constituents ask me, “How will you balance the budget?” My typical response is “responsibly.” In our current economic circumstances, that means not increasing taxes on hardworking families. It means prioritizing education, and it means... Read More...
Statements from Walsh and Nealey on House supplemental operating budget The House of Representatives voted late Friday night, 55-43, to approve a supplemental operating budget measure that relies on nearly $1 billion of tax and fee increases, as well as anticipated federal stimulus dollars to close a $2.7 billion deficit. Reps. Terry Nealey and Maureen Walsh voted against Senate Bill... Read More...
Letter to the editor from Reps. Terry Nealey and Maureen Walsh Dear editor, Several days ago, a letter appeared in the Union-Bulletin from a constituent concerned about House Bill 2962. She believed the measure would allow the government to automatically take tax payments from people’s bank accounts. Rep. Maureen Walsh and I would like to take a moment to clarify the... Read More...
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