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Governor signs Schoesler bill offering property-tax relief for residents rebuilding homes ruined by wildfires


May 13, 2021

-Submitted photo (Malden fire)

Senate Bill 5454 was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee, providing temporary property-tax relief for Washington residents rebuilding 300 homes damaged by the Labor Day fire which includes 120 homes in Whitman County of Malden and Pine City areas.

OLYMPIA–Gov. Jay Inslee has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that will provide temporary property-tax relief for Malden-area residents and other Washingtonians who are rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by wildfires last September.

Under Senate Bill 5454, Washington residents who lost a home to wildfire between Sept. 1 and Sept. 19, 2020, will be...

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