In this March 8, 2018, file photo, visitors walk past the Washington state seal in the Capitol Rotunda in Olympia, Wash. The Legislature continues to impose unfunded mandates on local governments despite the fact voters have passed laws against the practice.
In this March 8, 2018, file photo, visitors walk past the Washington state seal in the Capitol Rotunda in Olympia, Wash. The Legislature continues to impose unfunded mandates on local governments despite the fact voters have passed laws against the practice. Ted S. Warren AP
In this March 8, 2018, file photo, visitors walk past the Washington state seal in the Capitol Rotunda in Olympia, Wash. The Legislature continues to impose unfunded mandates on local governments despite the fact voters have passed laws against the practice. Ted S. Warren AP

Jason Mercier: State lawmakers receive record tax revenues, then impose unfunded mandates on local communities in violation of state law

July 02, 2018 11:25 AM