Frustrations rise as Snohomish Co. courthouse construction plan jumps to $162 million, taxpayers on the hook

Frustrations rise as Snohomish Co. courthouse construction plan jumps to $162 million, taxpayers on the hook
The original $75 million plan called for the new courthouse to be built on county-owned land.

John Carlson analyzes the saga of the proposed new construction for a replacement to the 45-year-old Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett. The price tag has gone from $72 million to $162 million in the last year and taxpayers are facing a big bill to cover the costs.