Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the bipartisan Tax Structure Work Group (TSWG) will be holding virtual tax town halls for residents of several legislative districts, including the 35th.
The TSWG is comprised of state lawmakers, as well as representatives from the Governor's Office, the Washington State Department of Revenue, the Washington State Association of Counties, and the Association of Washington Cities. The goal of these town halls is for the TSWG to hear from individual taxpayers and business owners about the state's tax structure in a quest to make it “more equitable, adequate, stable, and transparent.”
While House Republicans have been looking to cut taxes—something we will continue to focus on during the 2022 legislative session—Gov. Inslee and legislative Democrats have ignored the will of the people and passed new tax increases over the last three years.
I believe it is critical for lawmakers to keep tax burdens low to ensure our economic recovery continues and Washington remains an attractive place to raise a family, start a business, or retire. We have more than enough revenue to fund our state's needs and priorities without asking for more from you and your family.
If you have time tomorrow, I encourage you to sign up for one of the town halls and make your voice heard.
Please continue reaching out to me with your comments, questions and concerns. My email address is Drew.MacEwen@leg.wa.gov, and my phone number is (360) 786-7902.
It is an honor to serve you.