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As ever, I will continue to oppose higher taxes, help pass tougher laws to keep criminals off our streets, improve our transportation system, and guard against further attacks on your private property rights. It is my honor and privilege to serve the 17th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate.

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Benton Bulletin: That’s a wrap.
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Benton Bulletin: That’s a wrap.
Well, as the expression goes, that’s a wrap. On July 10 the Legislature adjourned after being in session for a record-breaking 176 days this year. It is deplorable that Governor Inslee and his allies in the House and Senate took us into three special sessions for the sole purpose of...
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Benton measure to provide tax relief to low-income seniors, veterans now law
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Benton measure to provide tax relief to low-income seniors, veterans now law
OLYMPIA… Governor Jay Inslee signed into law this week a measure sponsored by Sen. Don Benton that assists seniors, veterans and disabled individuals by increasing the income limit for calculating property-tax exemption qualification. “This is valuable tax relief for our seniors, veterans and disabled individuals who have difficulty paying their...
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Benton Bulletin: Democrat infighting blows up budget deal
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Benton Bulletin: Democrat infighting blows up budget deal
There was good news and bad news this week. The good news: Senate Republicans and House Democrats came together on a budget deal that makes historic investments in K-12 education, fully funds the state employee contracts, provides a well-deserved cost of living increase to teachers and gives middle income families...
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Benton applauds bipartisan budget which fully funds education, reduces tuition without new taxes
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Benton applauds bipartisan budget which fully funds education, reduces tuition without new taxes
Budget includes Benton property-tax relief measure for seniors and disabled vets  Sen. Don Benton said the final bipartisan budget set to be approved today is well worth the wait. “As we have said all along, state government can invest in education and protect the vulnerable without new taxes,” said Benton,...
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