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...
Fortunato resolution honors 119 years of Eagles service On Monday, the Senate honored the 119 years of community service given by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles (F.O.E.), an organization devoted to peace, prosperity and gladness since its founding in 1898.   Senator Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, sponsored the resolution and related the vastness of the Eagles’ cultural impact from... Read More...
Fortunato meets with Daffodil Princesses This year’s Daffodil Princesses came to Olympia to promote the Daffodil festival and share their ambitions for the future. Accomplished young women from high schools throughout Pierce County represent the festival as members of the Royal Court.   The Daffodil Festival traces its origins to the city of Sumner in April of 1926, where a garden... Read More...
Fortunato resolution honors Fraternal Order of the Eagles Senator Phil Fortunato is proud to sponsor Washington State Senate Resolution 8633 honoring the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.  The public can observe the Senate reading of the resolution from the Senate Gallery.  The Senate Resolution 8633 is expected to be read on the Senate floor between 1pm and 2pm... Read More...
Senate’s minority Democrats vote down proposed income-tax ban OLYMPIA…The Democrat minority in the state Senate today voted against a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban a tax on individual incomes. Senate Joint Resolution 8204 needed a two-thirds majority to pass – meaning 33 votes from the 49-member Senate. All 25 members of the Senate majority supported the measure,... Read More...
Fortunato demands answers about Sound Transit car-tab fees OLYMPIA…The Senate Transportation Committee held a public meeting today about Sound Transit’s controversial car-tab valuation process – the subject of Senate Bill 5851, co-sponsored by Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn. Fortunato, a transportation-committee member, also supports having cities and counties vote to exempt themselves from Sound Transit for both car tabs... Read More...
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