KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor
OLYMPIA, Wash. – A local representative says Washington State’s budget problems are far from over.
Rep. Jason Overstreet of Lynden says he voted no on the operating budget last week because of its $260 million of tax increases.
He says the increase of the estate tax was retro-active, so it may be ruled unconstitutional by the courts.
That would open up a $160-million hole in the operating budget, leading to yet another special session and budget crisis.