SPOKANE, Wash. -The politics of tax returns and transparency in government played out in real-time Tuesday night. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will make her tax return public Wednesday morning. In a statement from her campaign, she said it was one way to earn the trust of the people of Eastern Washington.
McMorris Rodgers' Democratic competitor, Lisa Brown, declined to release her tax returns earlier Tuesday, but has since agreed to follow suit.
According to the Spokesman-Review, McMorris Rogers' tax return filed jointly with her husband shows a total adjusted gross income of $211,795. After deductions, they had taxable income of $141,782 and owed $26,638 in taxes. Because they had $32,357 in taxes withheld during the year, they're getting a refund of $5,892.
Meanwhile a spokesman for Brown said she finished her 2017 return on Tuesday and it will be released later in the week.
For more details about about McMorris Rodgers' return, visit the Spokesman-Review here.