Budget Priorities

Is it time for the rest of the county to escape from Seattle? By now, you should have received my final legislative update for the year.  Unfortunately, Senate rules governing election-year communications required that my final update be mailed prior to the end of our legislative business this year.  You can read the entire newsletter by clicking the picture below. In the newsletter,... Read More...
Senator Fortunato meets Law Enforcement Academy grads
Senator Fortunato meets local graduates of the Basic Law Enforcement Academy Senator Fortunato was privileged to attend the June 28, 2017 Basic Law Enforcement Academy graduation ceremonies of Class 750.  The academy is an essential institution that trains officers to protect us and  themselves, and even to keep safe the people they are duty-bound to arrest. It ensures that every local officer has consistent... Read More...
Fortunato hails Senate move to cut Sound Transit car tab tax Car tab taxes would be cut by 55 percent and Sound Transit board members would be required to stand for direct elections under legislation that passed the Senate Tuesday afternoon.  Senator Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, is a cosponsor of both bills, SB 5001 and SB 5893 “If Seattle politicians think their... Read More...
VIDEO: Fortunato fights to cut Sound Transit’s inflated car tab taxes In this video, Senator Fortunato outlines his efforts to hold Sound Transit accountable and get taxpayers relief from their inflated car tab taxes.  Sen. Fortunato also describes how Sound Transit’s car tab tax defenders wanted to use funds dedicated to homeless and foster kids to protect Sound Transit’s outrageous tax... Read More...
VIDEO: No one is talking about an INCOME TAX–except that they are! In this new legislative video, Senator Phil Fortunato describes his effort to ban income taxes in Washington and who opposed it.  He also describes how opponents of his ban on the income tax claimed “no one was talking about an income tax” even though plenty of them were talking about AND supporting an... Read More...