King says Senate tax-bill message is ‘We just want your money’ The Washington State Senate today passed Senate Bill 6143, which would create or raise 21 separate taxes. Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, issued this statement after the measure passed by a vote of 25-23. “Before the passage of this tax package and the budget it would support, the Legislature had been... Read More...
King bill to ease small business burden passes Senate unanimously The Washington State Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed Senate Bill 6524, which would ease the penalty for businesses that fail to pay their unemployment insurance tax in a timely manner. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, said reducing that burden will help small businesses that are struggling to survive.... Read More...
King honors Nile Valley Landslide recovery effort participants Today the Washington State Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8690, sponsored by Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, honoring those whose hard work and dedication assisted in the swift recovery effort following the Nile Valley Landslide on Oct. 11. “On October 11 the Nile Valley landslide devastated our community, forcing many people out... Read More...
King votes against bill to nullify taxpayer protection law The Washington State Senate on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 6843, which would suspend a key provision of the taxpayer protection law created by Initiative 960. SB 6843 would repeal the two-thirds legislative vote requirement for final passage of any tax increase bill until July 1, 2011, which covers the 2010... Read More...
State Senate honors Yakima school superintendent Ben Soria The Senate today took a break from voting on the 99th day of its scheduled 105-day session to unanimously approve a resolution recognizing the career of Ben Soria, who is stepping down June 30 after nine years as Yakima School District superintendent and 21 years of service as a school... Read More...
King says stimulus vote keeps Valley Mall interchange on track Sen. Curtis King says the Valley Mall Boulevard/Interstate 82 interchange project, which was at risk of being delayed to 2016, will remain on schedule now that the Legislature has passed a bill to appropriate about $340 million in federal transportation stimulus money. “Representatives Johnson and Ross helped move the bill... Read More...
14th District lawmakers to host town hall meetings March 29 Sen. Curtis King and Rep. Charles Ross have scheduled a pair of town hall meetings for Saturday, March 29. The meetings will be in southeast Yakima from 10 to 11 a.m. and in West Valley from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Ross, R-Naches, and King, R-Yakima, will report to residents of... Read More...
King says lawmakers shouldn’t wait to address predicted deficit The Legislature should be willing to reopen the two-year state operating budget approved in 2007 if that’s what it takes to bring spending more in line with revenue, said Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima. The state’s quarterly revenue forecast was released this afternoon. It predicts the state treasury will take in... Read More...