Local

Overstreet says budget problems far from over

Overstreet says budget problems far from over

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

OLYMPIA, Wash. РA 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.

Play Jason Overstreet on budget

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.