By Cameron Sheppard
WNPA News Service 

Governor signs into law tax bill to help fund higher education

First bill signing of the 2020 legislative session

 

February 12, 2020

 Gov. Jay Inslee, seated, signs the first bill of the 2020 legislative session into law. On the right stands the bill's primary sponsor, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, who is wearing a red tie. -- Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Fewer businesses will be asked to foot the bill for higher education programs after Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6492 on Monday.

The bill will restructure the business and occupation tax and surcharges put in place by legislation passed last year to fund investments in public colleges as well as to provide grants that increase access for low and medium-income students...



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