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Governor offers Realistic, Responsible Approach to State Budget

Governor offers Realistic, Responsible Approach to State Budget

Posted by Kim Justice, 2014-12-19 00:01:30 | (0) Comments

By Kim Justice and Andy Nicholas

FAQs: Taxing Capital Gains To Build An Economy That Works For All Washingtonians

FAQs: Taxing Capital Gains To Build An Economy That Works For All Washingtonians

Posted by Elena Hernandez, 2014-12-18 23:56:43 | (0) Comments

By Andy Nicholas

Working Families Tax Rebate Will Help All Washingtonians Participate in the Low-Carbon Economy

Working Families Tax Rebate Will Help All Washingtonians Participate in the Low-Carbon Economy

Posted by Elena Hernandez, 2014-12-17 20:55:00 | (0) Comments

The importance of funding the Working Families Tax Rebate (WFTR), a Washington state version of the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), should not be overlooked. As one of the many new investments for communities with lower incomes included in Governor Inslee’s proposals to reduce carbon pollution, the benefits of the WFTR would be widespread throughout Washington state, but would be most pronounced in rural communities and communities of color (see map below).

Governor’s Carbon Pollution Proposal Ensures All Washingtonians Would Prosper In Low-Carbon Future

Governor’s Carbon Pollution Proposal Ensures All Washingtonians Would Prosper In Low-Carbon Future

Posted by Elena Hernandez, 2014-12-17 20:45:00 | (0) Comments

Updated graphic as of Thursday, December 18, 2014.

Statement: Governor’s Carbon Pollution Bill Protects Washingtonians

Statement: Governor’s Carbon Pollution Bill Protects Washingtonians

Posted by Elena Hernandez, 2014-12-17 19:00:00 | (0) Comments

Statement from Executive Director, Remy Trupin, on Governor Inslee's proposal to address carbon pollution in Washington state.

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 Budget Analyst Kim Justice recently testified before Senate Ways and Means against a bill that would fund education at the expense of other budget investments. Watch it here. 

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