State Income Tax: Learn More on Oct. 7

Initiative 1098 would impose a state sales tax on those earning more than $200,000 a year (filing federal taxes as individuals) or $400,000 (joint filers). On October 7 you’ll be able to learn more about the initiative as supporters and opponents participate in a discussion on the initiative’s impacts.

You are invited to a free forum on the initiative this Thursday, Octobert 7, at the Black Box Theater in Edmonds. Speakers for the forum include Bill Gates Sr. and Marilyn Watkins on the pro side and Gov. Dan Evans (unconfirmed) and Paul Guppy for the opposition.  The debate will be aired on the “Civic Engagement” public affairs TV show hosted by D.J. Wilson, which is taped before a live studio audience .

Everyone is invited to attend the forum which meet at Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theater, the second in a series of Civic Engagement Forums co-sponsored by MLTnewsMy Edmonds News and Lynnwood Today.

Seating is limited to 200 so arrive early to ensure a seat. Those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions to the panelists. If you have questions you would like asked but are unable to attend, let us know and we’ll do our best to get the answers you’re looking for. Email us at

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