Taxpayers deserve property tax relief now, says Fortunato   In a news conference Wednesday, Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, expressed his desire to return taxpayer money in the form of relief from the Democratic property tax increases as part of the state’s biennial budget that was adopted in 2017. Fortunato spoke in support of Senate Bill 6439, which seeks... Read More...
It’s time to ‘Fully Fund Transportation,’ says Fortunato Sen. Phil Fortunato’s bold proposal on transportation funding will receive a public hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee Monday. The measure, Senate Bill 5564, would fundamentally change how the state pays for transportation infrastructure projects by providing a stable and fair alternative to the unpopular vehicle mileage tax proposal. Fortunato’s... Read More...
Update from Olympia – Feb. 1, 2018 February 1, 2018 STAY CONNECTED! Due to election year restrictions, I will be limited in how I can communicate with you about what is going on in Olympia. Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you already haven’t. You can also unsubscribe at anytime by clicking here. Feel free to... Read More...
Income tax on the horizon, warns Fortunato During the 2017 legislative session, Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, sponsored a state constitutional amendment to prohibit the imposition of an unpopular income tax on citizens in Washington state. Although the measure had bipartisan support, Senate Joint Resolution 8204 needed a two-thirds majority to pass. Most Senate Democrats voted against the... Read More...
Fortunato votes for Hirst fix and capital budget Fortunato sounds alarm on new development rules Senator Phil Fortunato cast his vote to approve a legislative fix for the flawed 2016 Hirst decision and approved a capital budget late Thursday evening. Senate Bill 6091 was approved in the Senate by a vote of 35 to 15 and in the... Read More...
That didn’t take long – News from Olympia January 16, 2018 STAY CONNECTED! Due to election year restrictions, I will be limited in how I can communicate with you about what is going on in Olympia. Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you already haven’t. You can also unsubscribe at anytime. Feel free to share this with... Read More...
Fortunato bill rewards state employees who save taxpayers money “Everybody knows government wastes money. The question is where is the waste?” says state Sen. Phil Fortunato. That’s why he introduced legislation that would reward state employees with a sizable bonus for finding government waste. Senate Bill 6332, introduced in the first week of the 2018 legislative session, would re-establish... Read More...
Watch your wallet – Democrats take control November 30, 2017 STAY CONNECTED! Due to election year restrictions, I will be limited in how I can communicate with you about what is going on in Olympia. Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you already haven’t. You can also unsubscribe at anytime by clicking here. Feel free to... Read More...
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