On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Senate Business, Financial Services, Gaming & Trade Committee will hold a hearing on SB 5482, a bipartisan bill to reform Washington state’s business tax system recommended by the state Tax Structure Work Group. The bill, sponsored by work group co-chairs Sen. Noel Frame (D-Seattle) and Sen. Keith Wagoner (R-Sedro Woolley), would replace Washington’s current business and occupation (B&O) tax with a margin tax, modeled after Texas’ franchise tax. “This tax reform proposal is the culmination of years of hard work, analysis, and public input,” said Frame. “Thank you to the thousands of Washington residents and business owners who shared their feedback on how to improve the state’s tax structure. This bill is the result of a ...Read More
Noel Frame (she/her) has represented the people of the 36th Legislative District as their state senator since January 2023, after having served the district as state representative beginning in January 2016.
Noel is an award-winning legislator, having been honored more than 15 times for her work advocating for youth involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, expanding services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges, championing economic development, and fixing the state’s upside-down tax code. She takes on many of the toughest challenges facing our state – reforming our criminal legal system, building more affordable housing, strengthening and investing in the diverse communities that make up Washington state, balancing our tax code, and more.
Read Sen. Frame’s full biography here.