Rep. Springer (45 LD) Speaking in Support of HB 1764 on March 30, 2017.

Rep. Springer (45 LD) Speaking in Support of HB 1764 on March 30, 2017. Click on the image to watch the full House Finance Committee proceedings on March 30, 2017.

Olympia – This morning the House Finance Committee passed HB 1764 which would replace the 1% property tax cap with a new cap tracking inflation and population growth.

The vote was party-line, though Ranking Minority Member Rep. Terry Nealey indicated a willingness to continue discussions. Comments from committee members consistently referenced the compelling testimony of the county and city representatives who testified in support of the bill.

We particularly appreciate the leadership of Committee Chair Rep. Kristine Lytton for driving the bill forward.

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Josh Weiss started working in Olympia in 1998 and in addition to spending the last 8 years at WSAC, has served as nonpartisan counsel to the House of Representatives, Legislative Director for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Environmental Policy Director for the Washington Forest Protection Association representing private forest landowners. Josh is a graduate of Central Washington University and the Vermont Law School, and is a fourth generation Washingtonian.