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Friends and Neighbors,

Tomorrow, Friday, April 19 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM the House Finance Committee is having a public hearing on HB 2038 in House Hearing Room A of the John L. O'Brien Building in Olympia.

House Democrats want to raise taxes by more than $1.3 Billion by targeting the state's beer, auto, bottled water, janitorial, trucking, insurance, high-tech research/development, architectural, prescription drug, and travel agent industries. Accountants, doctors, and lawyers would also be impacted, as well as veterinarians, dentists, stylists, grocery stores, dry cleaning and laundry services, child day care services, furniture stores, farming, rooming and boarding houses, plastics product manufacturing, pulp, paper and paperboard mills, poultry and egg production, shoe stores, gambling industries, spectator sports, automotive repair and maintenance, civic and social organizations, sporting goods, hobby and musical instrument stores, logging, taxi and limo services, rail transportation, and many, many more.

Please come to Olympia and attend the hearing. Sign in to testify on HB 2038. The committee needs to hear from real people about the impacts these massive tax increases will have on them. If you cannot attend, please try to send someone on your behalf. You can also submit written testimony to members of the House Finance Committee by e-mailing: reuven.carlyle@leg.wa.gov, steve.tharinger@leg.wa.gov, joe.fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov, drew.hansen@leg.wa.gov, kristine.lytton@leg.wa.gov, gerry.pollet@leg.wa.gov, chris.reykdal@leg.wa.gov, larry.springer@leg.wa.gov.

I hope you can make it. Please forward this e-mail to your friends, neighbors, and colleagues who may also be impacted by these tax increases.


Ed Orcutt

State Representative Ed Orcutt, 20th Legislative District
408 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
360-786-7990 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000