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Washington State wants money that folds: 33,000-penny property tax payment refused

Owner of Spears Interiors in Cle Elum, Ron Spears like many has a struggling business in this down economy.  Spears recently rolled buckets of coins into the Kittitas County treasurer’s office where his payment was refused by treasurer Deanna Panattoni.

Spears told the Ellensburg Daily Record …

he rolled buckets of the coins into the Kittitas County treasurer’s office Tuesday to protest the fines he incurred by failing to pay a $34 bill that was due in April.

So who suffered from this?  Now Spears has to roll those same buckets back to whence they came.

Spears also serves on the city council.  Being a council member couldn’t he think of a better way to protest?  I guess he was protesting and getting his work out on at the same time.  Writing letters or picketing must have never crossed his mind.

Spears has agreed to pay the money owed in a “more conventional manner.”

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