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Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Vancouver, discusses why a proposed capital gains income tax is unconstitutional, unreliable, and unnecessary.

April 8, 2019

If Democrats succeed in changing the state's nonresident sales tax exemption, we will almost certainly see local businesses close, jobs lost, and more families struggling to make ends meet in Clark...

April 6, 2019

Week seven of the legislative session is coming to a close, and we are rapidly approaching the half-way point of the 2019 Legislature. A lot has happened since my last newsletter. ...

Feb. 28, 2019

With the city of Seattle, and now some state lawmakers, continuing the push for a local income tax, state Representative Brandon Vick has again introduced legislation that would prevent local governments...

Feb. 18, 2019

With the city of Seattle, and now some state lawmakers, continuing the push for a local income tax, state Rep. Brandon Vick has again introduced legislation that would prevent local governments...

Feb. 6, 2019

The Legislature is in its third week and we are seeing bills, bills, and more bills. As of Tuesday, the House has introduced 761 bills and the Senate 743. In this...

Jan. 29, 2019

With record tax revenue collections, and escalating property taxes across the state, Rep. Brandon Vick, has introduced legislation to provide property tax relief for all property taxpayers in Washington state. “When people...

Feb. 28, 2018

Less than two weeks into the 2018 legislative session lawmakers reached an agreement on a Hirst solution and a capital budget. Thursday night the Legislature passed the Hirst fix, Senate Bill 6091, the capital...

Jan. 22, 2018

Although a proposed reduction in the state’s business and occupation tax for manufacturers met the governor’s veto pen last year, state House Republicans say it’s still a good plan to create...

Jan. 10, 2018

Rep. Brandon Vick has introduced legislation to reinstate the lower business and occupation tax rate for manufacturing companies that was initially agreed upon in the 2017 operating budget. House Bill 2393 would set...

Jan. 10, 2018