Inslee Declares Capital Gains, Property Tax Proposals Dead

Date: May 26, 2017

One special session ends, another begins

NFIB/Washington State Director Patrick Connor reports from Olympia on the small-business agenda for the legislative week ending May 26.

March 23 marked both Day 30 of the First Special Session of the 2017 Washington State Legislature, and Day 1 of the Second Special Session of the year. The Legislature held a short, pro forma session, adjourning the first special session sine die at 11:45 a.m. Gov. Jay Inslee then held a press availability, and called the Legislature into a second special session at noon.

During that press briefing, the governor declared both the majority House Democrats’ capital gains tax proposal and the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus’ property tax shift dead, allowing both parties to claim, “I told you so.”

The state House of Representatives held a floor session May 25, again passing a number of bills it had approved previously. The state Senate did not convene this week.

It appears next week will see more pro forma sessions, but no floor sessions or committee hearings of note.

Previous Reports and Related News Releases, Editorials

May 18 Report—Another Special Session of the Washington Legislature Expected

May 12 Report—Inslee Signs Small Business Bill of Rights Inventory Into Law

May 5 Report—Governor Expected to Sign NFIB-Crafted Bill Into Law

April 28 Report—Bill Simplifying Crowd Funding Signed Into Law

April 21 Report—NFIB Victory: Regulatory Fairness Act Signed Into Law

April 7, 14 Report—NFIB Victory: Ban The Box Bills Dead—For Now

March 31 Report—Labor Threat: Paid Family Leave Legislation or Ballot Initiative

March 24 Report—‘Get NFIB on Board’ Orders Senate Committee Chairman

March 17 Report—Legislators Challenged on Their Ban-The-Box Hypocrisy

March 10 Report—Major Legislative Deadline Passes in Olympia

March 3 Report—NFIB Agenda Bills Passing by Big Margins in Olympia

February 24 Report—Key NFIB Legislative Bills Advancing in Olympia

February 22 Editorial—Good News Can Come Out of Olympia

February 17 Report—NFIB Making Long Strides in Regulatory Reform

February 16 News Release—Small Business Seeking to Toss I-1433

February 16 News Release—New Poll Shines Light on Big Small-Business Headache

February 10 Report—NFIB Only Business Group to Testify for Right to Work

February 3 Report—Competing Employer Mandates Take Center Stage

January 27 Report—Small Business Bill of Rights Inventory Legislation Advances

January 20 Report—Bill Introductions Begin in Earnest in Olympia

January 13 Report—Opening of Legislative Session Sees NFIB Charging Ahead


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