Local lawmakers advance foreclosure, health care worker protection bills

OLYMPIA — A pair of bills by local 6th District lawmakers addressing foreclosure protection and presumptive benefits for health care workers have advanced in their respective chambers.

House Bill 1410, sponsored by Rep. Mike Volz (R-Spokane) would protect taxpayers by reducing the penalty and interest for late property tax payments from about 23 percent to 12 percent. The measure was approved last week on a bipartisan 16-1 vote in the House Finance Committee, and now moves to the House floor for consideration.

In a news release, Volz, who also serves as the chief deputy treasure for Spokane Co...


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