President Barack Obama was expected to sign an $858 billion tax bill this afternoon that will allow Washington state residents to deduct the state sales tax they paid on their 2010 and 2011 returns.
The House gave final approval to the compromise bill in the wee overnight hours Thursday after the Senate had approved it earlier in the week.
Even though the measure included the sales tax deduction, four Washington state representatives, Adam Smith, Brian Baird, Jay Inslee and Jim McDermott voted against it.
The rest of the state’s congressional delegation supported the measure.
“This compromise package isn’t perfect; …