Cumulative major General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue collections from November 11, 2017 through February 10, 2018 were $185 million (3.5%) higher than forecasted in November.
In recent years, the state legislature has enacted massive increases in state spending for public schools. In the 2017-19 state budget school district superintendents are receiving an increase of $3.8 billion from the legislature, bringing average per-student spending to $13,243, more than the tuition at many private schools.
Senate Bill 5955/House Bill 2201 and Senate Bill 6303 are three bills that would provide varying degrees of car tab tax relief to the public.
King County homeowners should expect to see higher property taxes by an average of nearly 17 percent when bills are sent next month.
King County Assessor John Wilson tells The Seattle Times that the state’s new school-funding plan is the main reason. The owners of a median-valued county home should expect to see a bump of $700.
Introduced by Rep Ryu (D-32) from Shoreline