Rep. Jesse Young joins with House Republicans to propose $1 billion in tax relief for working families

With the latest state revenue forecast projecting a $2.4 billion budget surplus, House Republican budget leaders have introduce a bill to provide $1 billion in tax relief for Washington's working families.

Rep. Jesse Young, assistant ranking member of the House Finance Committee, joined with all 40 members of the House Republican Caucus and signed on to the Republican plan, which would, among many other things, uphold voters' demand for $30 car tabs.

“We need to hold the majority party accountable, honor the will of the people, and implement $30 car tabs,” said Young, R-Gig Harbor. “This surplus gives us another opportunity to do that. We cannot let the governor and Democratic lawmakers spend this extra money carelessly. With this surplus, we can fund every state program we have and still have more than enough money to give back to the hard-working and low-income families that need it the most.”

In addition to the $1 billion tax cut House Republicans have also introduced bills to reduce the state property tax, provide a back-to-school sales tax holiday, and reaffirm the prohibition of the imposition of a local income tax.

Young has co-sponsored two bills with Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, aimed at reducing property taxes statewide. House Bill 2938 and House Bill 2939 would both give meaningful property tax breaks to families across the state. It's all part of the Republican plan to use this massive surplus to give real tax relief to the people who need it the most.

“Fiscal responsibility is a discipline, not a bumper sticker slogan to be brought out every two years during campaign season,” said Young. “Working families and those on fixed incomes still need relief and we're in a position to provide it while still funding our critical budget needs. This is truly a no-brainer and I'm hopeful the majority party will join with us to deliver a bipartisan fiscally responsible win to taxpayers.”

The 2020 session is scheduled to adjourn March 12.


Washington State House Republican Communications