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Bills could shift 'sin taxes'

Cities, counties would benefit


Last updated 1/30/2024 at 9:04am

OLYMPIA – Sen. Keith Wagoner has introduced two bills in the Legislature to return more “sin tax” revenues to local governments.

Wagoner, R-Sedro Woolley, has introduced Senate Bills 5568 and 5404 to shift the tax revenue as alternatives to bills which would raise property taxex.

Senate Bill 5568 would restore liquor-sales revenue distributions to local governments. Under the bill, 10% would go to counties, and 40% to incorporated cities and towns.

Senate Bill 5404 would increase cannabis-revenue distributions to local governments.

The bill would dedicate 3% of cannabis revenue to counties, ci...

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