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Thank you for visiting my Web site. Please check often for updates on my efforts on behalf of 17th District residents and Clark County.

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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.

Your comments, ideas and questions are always welcome.

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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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Benton Bulletin: Budget deal reached
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Benton Bulletin: Budget deal reached
Good news! In the wee hours of this morning it was announced that legislative leaders and the governor had reached a tentative deal on a new operating budget; this should allow us to conclude our work in time to avoid a government shutdown. Our bipartisan Senate coalition has been working...
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Benton measure to provide tax relief to seniors, disabled veterans goes to House
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Benton measure to provide tax relief to seniors, disabled veterans goes to House
The Senate today unanimously passed a measure sponsored by Sen. Don Benton that would assist seniors, veterans and disabled individuals by increasing the income limit for calculating property-tax exemption qualification. It’s the second such vote in 2015. “We have a number of seniors and disabled individuals who have difficulty paying...
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TAXPAYER ALERT! House Democrats force second special session, demand new taxes
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TAXPAYER ALERT! House Democrats force second special session, demand new taxes
With $3.2 billion more in revenue, there is no need for new taxes;I will continue to work to protect Washington taxpayers! The first 30-day special legislative session ended today without a budget agreement, and a second special session will begin tomorrow. I am as frustrated as you are that taxpayers...
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