WA State: House budget includes $470 million in fee hikes


Posted 4/19/2011

Freedom Foundation

Olympia, WA - Today, the Office of Financial Management released its ten-year fee projection for the House budget. The 2011-13 budget contains $470 million in new or increased fees. Over the next ten years, this budget bill alone will cost fee payers an extra $2.86 billion.

New and increased fees include tuition hikes, chiropractor fees, contractor, building, construction, electrician, elevator, notary, veterinarian, psychology, plumber, and pharmacy fees, to name a few. View the complete ten-year projection online.

The updated Senate fee projection has not yet been released, but it is assumed the fee increases will be relatively similar.