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Klickitat County To Use State Sales Tax Revenue For Housing Efforts

Klickitat County and its three incorporated cities have agreed to claim a portion of state sales tax revenues they collect to put towards affordable housing efforts.  The Washington Legislature passed a bill this year to allow cities and counties to apply for the rebate that is expected to provide $50,000 to $60,000 a year, and the cities agreed to work with the County to create one pool of money.  County Commissioner David Sauter says the state has committed to the rebates for 20 years, adding it dovetails with a similar program already in place for recording fees.  The County Commission has to pass a resolution and submit an application to claim the funds.