Possible cuts to annexation sales-tax credit could slash Kirkland services - Kirkland Reporter

Possible cuts to annexation sales-tax credit could slash Kirkland services - Kirkland Reporter By MATT PHELPS The state budget crunch has meant cuts to many programs and services.

Many cities have also felt the brunt of less assistance and it will get worse as the state looks to fill a $1.5 billion budget gap.

But a measure moving through Olympia could hit Kirkland like a sledge hammer.

House Bill 2146 would cut the Annexation Sales Tax Credit (ASTC) by 10 percent in each of the 10 years it is promised to cities...