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Stillaguamish Tribe donates $400K to support public justice tax

Chairman Shawn Yanity of the Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington. Photo from U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr

The Stillaguamish Tribe is supporting a tax that would generate revenues for law enforcement in Snohomish County, Washington.

The tribe donated $400,000 to A Safer Snohomish County, the group that's asking voters to approve Proposition 1. That's the largest single contribution to the campaign, The Everett Herald reported.

"Policing isn’t the answer, but it’s part of the solution," Chairman Shawn Yanity told the paper.

Proposition 1 goes to the voters on August 1. If approved, it would add 2 cents to a $10 purchase, a tax that is estimated to generate $25 million per year for law enforcement in the county.

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North Sound tribe donates $400,000 to push Snohomish Co. tax (KIRO 6/20)
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