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WA State Wealth Tax proposal receives strong support in Senate hearing

WA State Wealth Tax proposal receives strong support in Senate hearing

OLYMPIA — More than 2,600 people signed in to support the Washington State Wealth Tax proposal during a Senate Ways & Means Committee hearing on Thursday. The legislation, SB 5486, would create a narrowly tailored property tax on extreme wealth derived from the ownership of stocks, bonds, and other financial assets, with the proceeds dedicated to education, housing, disability services, ...

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Advisory – WA State Wealth Tax Hearing This Thursday

Advisory – WA State Wealth Tax Hearing This Thursday

The Senate Ways & Means Committee will be holding a hearing on the Washington State Wealth Tax this Thursday, March 9th. The bill, SB 5486, sponsored by Sen. Noel Frame (D-Seattle) would create a narrowly tailored property tax on extreme wealth derived from the ownership of stocks, bonds, and other financial assets, with the proceeds dedicated to education, housing, disability ...

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Bill to make clergy mandatory reporters of child abuse passes Senate

Bill to make clergy mandatory reporters of child abuse passes Senate

Legislation to make members of the clergy mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect passed the Washington State Senate today on a unanimous vote. SB 5280, sponsored by Sen. Noel Frame (D-Seattle), would require clergy to report sexual abuse allegations to authorities unless the information was received in a context protected by clergy-penitent privilege. Currently, Washington is one of just ...

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Sen. Noel Frame’s rural jobs bill passes Senate

Sen. Noel Frame’s rural jobs bill passes Senate

Legislation to support economic development in rural areas passed the state Senate today. SB 5229, sponsored by Sen. Noel Frame (D-Seattle), expands the range of economic development projects that can be funded by the state’s Community Economic Revitalization Board, and ensures that the Board reports to the Legislature on the share of projects that use businesses owned by people of ...

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Bipartisan tax reform proposal to replace the B&O tax gets a hearing tomorrow

Bipartisan tax reform proposal to replace the B&O tax gets a hearing tomorrow

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 ...

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Sen. Frame, Rep. Thai Introduce Washington State Wealth Tax

Sen. Frame, Rep. Thai Introduce Washington State Wealth Tax

The Washington State Wealth Tax would tax extreme wealth derived from the ownership of stocks, bonds, and other financial assets with the proceeds dedicated to education, housing, disability services, and tax credits for working families At a news conference today, Sen. Noel Frame and Rep. My-Linh Thai announced legislation to create a Washington State Wealth Tax. The legislation would create a narrowly ...

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Media Advisory: Wealth Tax press conference Thursday, Jan. 19

Media Advisory: Wealth Tax press conference Thursday, Jan. 19

Sen. Noel Frame, Rep. My-Linh Thai, and community leaders will hold a virtual press conference on Thursday, Jan. 19, to announce the introduction of a Washington state wealth tax. The legislation would create a narrowly tailored property tax on extreme wealth derived from the ownership of stocks, bonds, and other financial assets, with the proceeds dedicated to education, housing, disability services, ...

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Noel Frame sworn in as new state senator

Noel Frame sworn in as new state senator

On the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Sen. Noel Frame (D-Seattle) was sworn into office as the new state senator for the 36th Legislative District by Chief Justice Steve Gonzalez, with family and friends looking on. Frame previously served from January 2016 through January 2023 in the state House of Representatives. “I’m honored by the opportunity to continue to ...

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