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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Commissioners discuss SB 5770

Commissioners Speak on Property Tax Increase


April 20, 2023

COLFAX –– Whitman County Commissioners met on Monday, April 17, to discuss the new Senate bill (SB) 5770.

SB 5770 has 20 senate sponsors and would change the previous voter-approved property tax factor for the state and local governments. This change would increase state property taxes from 1% to 3% while changing the definition of inflation.

The bill falls under the title of “Providing state and local property tax reform.”

SB 5570 was introduced just days before the 10-day window, under the constitution, that would have required a 2/3 vote to advance the bill.

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