Here we go again. Tim Eyman predicted what would happen after Initiative 695 passed. The state is now wondering how to refund $128 million of our money collected from the increase of taxes after I-695. They never have a problem on how to increase or collect new taxes. Of course the state will again head for the courts to nullify Initiative 722 and the will of the voters. The state budget office is bemoaning the fact that it will lose $380 million (our money) in the next two years. How can this be if they haven’t already counted on increasing property taxes more than 2 percent? It appears to me that our taxes are based on budget needs rather than property values. Think you own your home? Not true. The state just lets you think you do as long as you pay the rent. Excuse me, I meant to say property taxes. Ask any senior citizen who hasn’t been able to pay.
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