sales tax http://kuow.org en Will King County’s Prop 1 Fix Metro’s Bumpy Ride? http://kuow.org/post/will-king-county-s-prop-1-fix-metro-s-bumpy-ride <p>Low-income transit passengers say the last few years have been difficult in King County with multiple fare increases and the end of the ride free zone in Seattle. But they are torn about whether to support Proposition 1, which would raise taxes in order to maintain existing Metro transit service. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:42:53 +0000 Amy Radil 32418 at http://kuow.org Will King County’s Prop 1 Fix Metro’s Bumpy Ride? No Deal On Washington Gas Tax Package, Talks To Resume In January http://kuow.org/post/no-deal-washington-gas-tax-package-talks-resume-january <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/121813AJ_NoDeal_web-nointro.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s hopes for a gas tax package agreement before the end of the year have been dashed.<p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:02:48 +0000 Austin Jenkins 25847 at http://kuow.org No Deal On Washington Gas Tax Package, Talks To Resume In January Luxury Yachts Steer Clear Of Washington State Taxes http://kuow.org/post/luxury-yachts-steer-clear-washington-state-taxes <p>A 440-foot superyacht named Serene is approaching a deadline date with Washington&rsquo;s tax authorities.</p><p>If it cruises through that deadline by staying longer than 60 days, its owners will have to pay 10 percent of the yacht&rsquo;s value, which is $30 million.&nbsp; Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:14:53 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 21872 at http://kuow.org Luxury Yachts Steer Clear Of Washington State Taxes What The Fiscal Cliff Means For Washington State http://kuow.org/post/what-fiscal-cliff-means-washington-state <p></p><p>"We're building a budget assuming everybody works their problems out in the best interest of the nation." That's how Stan Marshburn, outgoing director of Washington State's Office of Financial Management is planning for the fiscal cliff.</p><p>He says we're likely to suffer either way. If we go over the cliff, we can expect 50 percent cut to state military spending. To avoid the cliff, federal lawmakers might agree to reduce Medicaid spending -- another precious source of federal money.</p><p>Marshburn tells Ross his biggest concern is consumer confidence, since Washington gets so much of its money from sales tax.&nbsp; He says reduced consumer spending could impact Washington's economy 10 times more than the actual fiscal cliff itself. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:16:25 +0000 Ross Reynolds 4773 at http://kuow.org What The Fiscal Cliff Means For Washington State