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By Roger Harnack

Puget Sound Democrats ask high court to hear income tax case

Western Washington lawmakers back Seattle's effort to overturn prohibition on income taxes


Last updated 1/13/2020 at 4:48pm

OLYMPIA – Several Western Washington lawmakers on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to overturn case law and allow an income tax to be imposed statewide.

Fifteen Democrats partnered to file a brief asking for the high court to redefine income tax as justices are in the midst of an appeal by the City of Seattle to overturn previous court decisions and exhisting prohibitions on income taxes.

The prohibition is codified in state law and enshrined in the state Constitution.

The Democrats pushing for an income tax in the court filing are Sens. Lisa Wellman of Mercer Island, Sam Hunt of Olym...

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