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June 28, 2013, 2013 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Deputy Communications Director – (360) 786-7698 Rep. David Taylor votes 'no' on state budget 'This budget failed to embrace the true reforms needed to...

June 29, 2013

Taylor votes against massive tax increases during late-night committee hearing

April 12, 2013

Today the Washington State Supreme Court rejected the two-thirds legislative vote requirement to raise taxes as unconstitutional. The Court cited Article 2, section 22 of the state constitution as its reasoning,...

Feb. 28, 2013

15th District lawmakers say House Democrats' budget does not adequately prioritize spending Today the House of Representatives passed a supplemental operating budget. The proposal passed on a party-line vote. It reduces...

March 1, 2012

State House Democrats on Monday released a budget proposal to address the remainder of the 2009-11 budget and close a $5.1 billion shortfall for the 2011-13 biennium. Reps. Bruce Chandler and...

April 4, 2011

The state House of Representatives Friday passed a compromise agreement negotiated between the House and the Senate to address the deficit in the current two-year operating budget, which runs through June...

Feb. 18, 2011

The state House of Representatives approved a measure Monday to partially address the nearly $600 million budget hole for the current two-year budget cycle, which runs through June 30, 2011. House...

Jan. 24, 2011

The state Legislature convened a one-day special session Saturday and quickly approved a package of spending cuts that narrows the $1.1 billion shortfall in the current operating budget. The bipartisan agreement...

Dec. 11, 2010

As the April 13 deadline for the Legislature's 30-day special session drew closer, Democrats in the House of Representatives Saturday passed a nearly $800 million tax package – the largest one-year...

April 11, 2010

The House of Representatives Friday night passed a supplemental operating budget to close the $2.7 billion spending gap by a vote of 55-43. Representatives Bruce Chandler and David Taylor voted against...

March 6, 2010