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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Schoesler prefiles bill to examine longterm care

Senator says the tax is too expensive


Last updated 12/17/2021 at 2:25pm

OLYMPIA – A Ritzville lawmaker has pre-filed a bill that would require the state to study the private long-term care market before implementing a new tax set to begin Jan. 1.

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, introduced Senate Bill 5503 to create a committee to study financial opportunities that could replace the long-term care tax that will be taken out of the paychecks of anyone working in Washington state after the first of the year.

“It’s time for the Legislature to create a joint committee to examine private-market alternatives to this program and look for a better way to provide...

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