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By Jeff Holy
Washington State Senator, 6th District 

Legislature raising taxes, lowering safety

 

April 22, 2021



The 2021 legislative session, which is scheduled to end April 25, will be remembered for several things - some good, some bad.

The candidates for the "bad" column may include a variety of new or increased taxes and fees that will hit your pocketbook in different ways. For instance, a higher state gas tax and a new "cap and trade" tax that would hit motorists hard, and a higher cellphone tax. Also, before the Legislature wraps up its 105-day session, it's likely to pass Senate Bill 5096, which would impose a state income tax on capital gains.

I voted against SB 5096 earlier this session. In...



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