OLYMPIA – Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island and chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, released this statement today after the Thurston County Superior Court dismissed the Eyman v. Davidson case, which would have impacted the 2018 Supplemental Budget passed by lawmakers in March:

“As chair of the Senate committee responsible for crafting our state budget, I take my duty to the people of this state extremely seriously, and I know my colleagues do as well. Earlier this year, we worked closely with our expert staff to write a budget that met our state’s pressing needs while also providing needed tax relief. The budget was certainly unique by including the first general property tax cut in decades, but in no way was it unconstitutional. I’m pleased the court agreed with a swift dismissal and taxpayers will not be further burdened by this political distraction.”