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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The proposal to raise the state retail sales tax by 0.3 cents includes the Working Families Rebate. This rebate will refund a portion of the sales tax to lower income working families. The total amount is estimated to equal $68.5 million. Click here (PDF) to see how your legislative district would fare.

The ten districts that would benefit the most would be:
  1. 15th (Klickitat and Skamania counties, south Yakima County, and an eastern portion of Clark County) - $2.9 million
  2. 14th (Yakima, Union Gap, Selah, Gleed, Naches, Tieton, Ahtanum, Cowiche, Tampico, and all of western Yakima County)- $2.4 million
  3. 29th (South Tacoma, Parkland, and portions of Lakewood and University Place) - $2.3 million
  4. 16th (Columbia and Walla Walla counties and of parts of Benton and Franklin Counties) - $2.2 million
  5. 3rd (Spokane, extending to the North Side and South Hill) - $2.2 million
  6. 13th (Kittitas County and parts of Grant and Yakima counties) - $2 million
  7. 7th (Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties, and parts of Okanogan and Spokane counties) - $1.9 million
  8. 12th (Chelan and Douglas County and parts of Grant and Okanogan counties) - $1.9 million
  9. 49th (Clark County, including Vancouver west of Interstate 205, and Hazel Dell) - $1.8 million
  10. 28th (DuPont, Fircrest, University Place, Lakewood, Steilacoom, Tillicum, and West Tacoma; Anderson, Ketron and McNeil Islands) - $1.8 million

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