Monthly Archives: March 2017

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    Tax Talk with Sen. Maralyn Chase: A broken and unfair tax system

Tax Talk with Sen. Maralyn Chase: A broken and unfair tax system

March 24th, 2017|

Learn about Washington’s tax system with Sen. Maralyn Chase. This video explores how different taxpayers experience the existing tax structure differently

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    Chase: “Passage of the levy cliff bill makes our students, educators the winners today”

Chase: “Passage of the levy cliff bill makes our students, educators the winners today”

March 8th, 2017|

Sen. Maralyn Chase, D-Edmonds, released the following statement after the Senate passed Senate Bill 5023 that will prevent a historic cut to local levy dollars across the state of Washington:

“Passage of the levy cliff bill makes our students, educators and school districts the real winners today.

“In my own district, the Edmonds School District was poised to lose more than $14 million, Seattle would lose $74 million, and Shoreline would lose $4 million if the Senate had failed to address the levy cliff. Those locally approved funds are critically needed to facilitate learning, fund our teachers and educators, and support our students.

“Our state has the most upside down tax structure in the nation – where the wealthy pay less in taxes than the rest of us. We have also given away nearly $40 billion of our tax base. I believe these are key areas to look at when we consider the looming task before the legislature to fully and fairly fund basic education in our state.

“It took nearly a quarter of a school year, 44 days, after the House voted on this bill to get to the floor of the Senate for a vote. I am hopeful that we will apply a heightened sense of urgency to addressing education funding – there is much work to be done.”

Sen. Maralyn Chase to host town hall meetings

March 6th, 2017|

Sen. Maralyn Chase, D-Edmonds, will host two town hall meetings on Saturday, March 18. The first meeting will be from 10 to noon at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center and the second will be from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Lynnwood Fire Department. Sen. Chase looks forward to speaking with constituents of the 32nd Legislative District at both events.

WHO: Sen. Maralyn Chase

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday March 18, 2017

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center

23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Lynnwood Fire Department

18800 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

WHY: To provide an opportunity for 32nd Legislative District Constituents to receive a legislative update and talk with Sen. Chase.