Washington State Senate passes SB 5442 to end Eyman’s push poll advisory votes

Eliminating Eyman’s push poll tax advisory votes from the ballot Testimony in support of SB 5224 – concerning advisory votes Washington State House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations Steve Zemke – Tax Sanity           March 11, 2019 The Washington … Continue reading

HB 1703 – Tax Exemption and Accountability Act – Tax Sanity Testimony before House Finance Committee

Testimony in support of HB 1703 – the Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act (2019) Washington State House Finance Committee, Feb 26, 2019 Testimony by Steve Zemke – Director – Tax Sanity  Thank you for this opportunity to testify on … Continue reading

HB 1703 – Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act Hearing in House Finance Committee Feb. 26, 2019

HB 1703 Hearing  in House Finance Committee Tuesday 2/26/19 at 8 AM in John L O’Brien Building Executive session to vote bill out of committee Wed. 2/27/2019 Your help is needed to get HB 1703 passed by the Washington State … Continue reading

HB 1703 – Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Bill Introduced in 2019 WA Legislative Session

HB 1703 – 2019 Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act Update: Hearing on HB 1703 in House Finance Committee Tuesday 2/26/19 at 8 AM in John L O’Brien Building It’s Time to End Tax Exemptions as Off Budget Spending! Our … Continue reading

Tax Sanity Urges House Finance Committee to pass HB 1500

Testimony in support of HB 1500 – the Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act Washington State House Finance Committee, Jan. 31, 2017 Steve Zemke – Tax Sanity   Thank you for this opportunity to testify on this legislation. This is … Continue reading

Washington Senator Sharon Nelson Speaks Out on the Need for Tax Reform

At a special hearing in Olympia representing Washington residents from all 49 legislative districts on May 4, 2015 the voices were loud and clear about the need for tax reform. Washington State for a number of years has earned the unfortunate … Continue reading

Brad Owen Acts to Uphold the Washington State Constitution

In a ruling today, March 2, 2015,  Brad Owen, the Lt Governor and presiding officer of the Senate did the right thing. He ruled that the Senate rule passed by the Republicans in the Washington State Senate earlier this year to require a … Continue reading