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Tripling Property Tax Rates GOP Fires Back at Democratic Bill

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Republican Senate Leader Condemns Washington Democrats Property Tax Rate Proposal

Washington Democrats Property Tax Rate. (PHOTO: The Seattle Times)

Senate Bill 5770 presented by majority Democrats in Washington state has drawn fire from Republican Senate leader John Braun according to the article of The Center Square. Braun slams the bill’s attempt to treble the 1% annual property tax rates increase cap saying it might burden Washingtonians. Braun said the bill will burden already-strapped budgets especially amid growing expenses of living, for fixed-income seniors, middle-class families, and renters.

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Property Tax Rates Proposal Sparks Political Battle in Washington State

Braun claims that the planned raise will burden taxpayers. Democrats say the 1% restriction hinders vital community services owing to population growth and inflation. Political tensions rise as the Senate Ways and Means Committee prepares to consider the measure. This legislative debate will affect Washington state’s finances raising issues about the balance between paying important programs and taxpayers financial well-being. Both sides are fiercely defending their viewpoints.

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