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TAXES: Tell legislators that enough is enough

Letter by Robert Bearden, Tacoma on Feb. 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm | No Comments »
February 18, 2014 2:36 pm

It’s going to happen. The state will pass a transportation bill during the next 30 days that will increase prices again at the pump by up to 11.5 percent. Pierce County has already notified most residents that property taxes are going up. The City of Tacoma is still glowing in the decreased trash pick-up while charging customers the higher prices for larger containers (basically half the work with increased revenue).

If the proposed transportation bill (either the Democratic or the Republican version) does go into effect, it will allow other taxing entities (i.e., county or city) to add more taxes to a gallon of gas if they desire.

Please contact your representatives in Olympia, especially since House members just gave themselves an increase in per-diem (up to $120 from $92 per day so they may spend more on meals while not doing their jobs during the regular sessions) and your district’s state senator. Please tell them enough is enough, and we won’t take it any longer.

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