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Zombies? What Zombies? A Response to an Op-Ed That Itself Seems Lifeless

Zombies? What Zombies? A Response to an Op-Ed That Itself Seems Lifeless

Posted by Melinda Young-Flynn, 2015-01-30 00:51:32 | (0) Comments
 
An op-ed in the Seattle Times misses the mark on a number of key points about the capital gains tax. In response to the piece, the Budget & Policy Center offers this breakdown of the facts versus the fiction. (And be sure to read our capital gains FAQ, which debunks the myths about the proposed tax.)
 
The piece, "Gov. Inslee’s capital gains tax idea is dead on arrival," concludes by saying that the capital gains tax proposal should be considered "a zombie proposal—a dead plan walking." It’s not, and here’s why:

 

Bringing High-Quality Early Learning to Kids and Families in Washington State

Bringing High-Quality Early Learning to Kids and Families in Washington State

Posted by Elena Hernandez, 2015-01-28 21:40:00 | (0) Comments

This is Part 3 of a new blog series to reignite a conversation about poverty in Washington state.

One Hundred Percent of Income Gains Have Gone to the Richest Washingtonians in Economic "Recovery"

One Hundred Percent of Income Gains Have Gone to the Richest Washingtonians in Economic "Recovery"

Posted by Lori Pfingst, 2015-01-27 22:20:00 | (0) Comments

A new report released yesterday shows that income inequality not only remains a problem in Washington state – it is getting worse. From 2009 to 2012, all of the income gains experienced in the economic recovery have gone to the richest one percent of Washingtonians. 

Three Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage in Washington State

Three Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage in Washington State

Posted by Lori Pfingst, 2015-01-20 21:15:00 | (0) Comments

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Washington State’s Upside Down Tax System Takes A Heavy Toll On Communities Of Color

Washington State’s Upside Down Tax System Takes A Heavy Toll On Communities Of Color

Posted by Elena Hernandez, 2015-01-14 18:20:00 | (0) Comments

By Andy Nicholas and Elena Hernandez

2015-17 Legislative Agenda

Our 2015-17 Legislative Agenda calls for an equitable and sustainable revenue system in addition to state investments that will promote a world-class education system, sustain a strong, inclusive middle class, produce high quality, living wage jobs, and ensure equal opportunity to live healthy and productive lives.  Take a closer look here.

Budget Matters 2014

Thank you to those who made Budget Matters 2014 a success! Stay tuned for pictures, video clips and PowerPoints from this year's conference.

Legislative Testimony

Senior Fiscal Analyst Andy Nicholas recently testified before Senate Ways and Means in support of Governor Inslee's capital gains tax proposal.  Watch it here.