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A path forward to new Washington economy

Building a sustainable, equitable economy that creates shared economic well-being

November 7, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities

Invest in neighborhoods, invest in kids

KIDS COUNT report shows nearly 70,000 Washington kids live in communities with high poverty rates

By - October 4, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, KIDS COUNT, Poverty & Basic Needs

How Washington’s tax code can help advance racial justice

Reforming our inequitable tax code would help undo the damage of generations of racist policies, new brief shows

By - October 3, 2019

Capital Gains, Economic Well-Being, Equity, Progress in Washington, Working Families Tax Credit

Economic security programs help everyone thrive

New Census data underscore need for investment in programs like WorkFirst and tax credits

By - September 26, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

The Budget & Policy Center is growing!

Exciting organizational changes are aimed at advancing economic well-being and racial equity

September 25, 2019

B&PC News

Protect SNAP to combat food insecurity

Too many Washingtonians still struggle to put food on the table

By Margaret Babayan and Jennifer Tran - September 20, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs

Working Families Tax Relief Act is good for people who teach our kids and care for our loved ones

Millions of Washington workers would benefit from the federal proposal

By - August 30, 2019

Equity, Federal Policy, Working Families Tax Credit

“Public charge” rule threatens health of Washingtonians

The rule has widespread negative impacts

By - August 30, 2019

Equity, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities

Washingtonians should oppose Trump proposal to take food away from families struggling to make ends meet

New rule would harm more than 175,000 people in our state

By - August 23, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs

Tax credits for working families gaining steam in Washington and U.S.

Many proposals to provide income boosts to low-wage workers are moving forward

By - August 16, 2019

Equity, Federal Policy, Income Inequality, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Trump rule will harm families, perpetuate trauma against immigrant communities

“Public charge” rule will also cause significant economic and cultural loss in Washington

August 12, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Federal Policy

A small bright spot in Washington’s tax code

We’re smarter than many states when it comes to senior property tax exemptions

By - July 26, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Property Tax, State Budget & Revenue

Supreme Court rightly rules the census citizenship question is out for now

The fight continues to ensure a full and accurate count of Washington’s communities

By - June 27, 2019

Equity, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities

Washington needs to ensure child population grows up strong

KIDS COUNT report reveals policymakers need to prioritize kids’ health, early learning, economic security

June 17, 2019

Early Learning, Economic Well-Being, Education, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, KIDS COUNT, Poverty & Basic Needs

Low blow: Trump proposal would increase economic hardship

Lowering the poverty measure would make it less accurate and cut people off basic supports

By - June 13, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs

A conversation with our Narver Fellow

Our new Betty Jane Narver Policy Fellow alumna talks about her time with us so far

By - June 7, 2019

B&PC News

How federal tax credits can fix income inequality in Washington

Forward-thinking federal proposals show how to boost incomes of millions of workers

By - May 31, 2019

Federal Budget & Tax, Federal Policy, Working Families Tax Credit

Budget in focus: Lawmakers made so-so investments in community health

The final state budget left many basic needs unmet

By - May 28, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs, State Budget & Revenue, Wealth & Opportunity

Final budget reflects a modest move away from austerity budgeting

Lawmakers’ spending plan will make promising investments in communities

By - May 8, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

An important policy for immigrant workers

The Keep Washington Working Act is good for families and communities

By - May 1, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities

Budget compromise leaves unfinished business on tax reform

Statement: Budget can’t support community priorities without fixing the tax code

By - April 27, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

Guest post: Let the rich pay our share in taxes

It's time to tax capital gains and enact the Working Families Tax Credit

By Sharon Chen from the Progress Alliance board, and Chris Hughes from the Economic Security Project - April 25, 2019

Capital Gains, Federal Budget & Tax, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Lawmakers need to make the tax code work for all working families

Shelving the Working Families Tax Credit would come at a huge cost

By - April 23, 2019

Capital Gains, Income Inequality, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Why are lawmakers being shortsighted with community investments?

Wrong-headed ‘austerity mindset’ won’t build a strong foundation for the future

By - April 18, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue

Washington is close to making history on long-term care

First-in-nation program will help aging Washingtonians get access to care

By - April 16, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Good Jobs, Healthy People & Communities

Taxes make health happen

Your tax dollars fund investments that support healthy communities

By - April 15, 2019

Equity, Healthy People & Communities, State Budget & Revenue

Senate leaders push for a better tax code

Tax reform proposal would improve tax equity in Washington state

By - April 11, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, Property Tax, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

The sky-high cost of child care rivals tuition and rent

Lawmakers must address the child care affordability crisis

By - April 9, 2019

Early Learning, Economic Well-Being, Education

Funding for 2020 census outreach is imperative

The health of our communities depends on addressing risks to census

By Margaret Babayan and Jennifer Tran - April 1, 2019

Equity, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities, State Budget & Revenue

Senate leaders propose two crucial policies to rebalance the tax code

Capital gains, Working Families Tax Credit proposals are the right move. Now budget writers must invest in key services

March 29, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Three takeaways from the House budget proposal

By - March 27, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

House leaders propose smart tax reforms to pave way for stronger investments

Budget proposal would begin to reverse trend of Recession-era spending

By - March 26, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, Property Tax, State Budget & Revenue

Budget & Policy Center applauds House budget proposal

House budget would smartly fund schools and child care with capital gains proposal

By - March 25, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue

Predatory investors are trying to rip off Washington state

Proposal to give tax subsidies to out-of-state investment firms is a bad idea

By - March 23, 2019

State Budget & Revenue, Tax Break Transparency & Accountability

Taxing capital gains helps repair economic racism

Proposal would push back against white control of wealth

By - March 5, 2019

Capital Gains, Economic Well-Being, Equity, State Budget & Revenue, Wealth & Opportunity

Budget and policy choices affect community well-being

New report emphasizes the need for lawmakers to invest in health equity

By - February 27, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, State Budget & Revenue

Punitive WorkFirst policies disproportionately harm families of color

Program cuts have stark racist impacts

By - February 21, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs

Capital gains tax would almost exclusively be paid by millionaires, billionaires

Proposal would ensure ultra-wealthy pay their share to invest in our communities

By - February 15, 2019

Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue

The Working Families Tax Credit is a proven tool for better health

We can make our tax code more equitable and advance health equity with this policy

By - February 11, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, Working Families Tax Credit

WorkFirst/TANF must be restored in our state

Lawmakers should roll back program cuts that have worsened hardship for families in poverty

By - January 31, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Poverty & Basic Needs

A small investment to help kids succeed

Child Savings Accounts put more kids on track for success in education

By Jennifer Tran and Melinda Young-Flynn - January 28, 2019

Education, Income Inequality, Postsecondary Ed, Wealth & Opportunity

The pro-worker tool we need to fix our tax code

The Working Families Tax Credit would be a cost-of-living boost for nearly one million households

By - January 24, 2019

State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Governor’s forward-thinking budget plan sets the state up for a healthy future

Proposal would add new, progressive revenue to fix perennial budget shortfall

By - December 15, 2018

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

New “public charge” proposal would harm Washington families

Federal policy proposal targets immigrants with low incomes and would reverberate across our communities

By - December 5, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs

Washingtonians should be paid for the hours they work

Proposed updates to state overtime rules will improve work-life balance and increase income

By - November 29, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Good Jobs, Wealth & Opportunity

Current revenue sources coming up short of what our communities need

To fund thriving communities, lawmakers will have to raise new revenue in the next legislative session

By - November 20, 2018

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

It’s time to move Washington state forward

With the elections over, lawmakers need to focus on investing in thriving communities

By - November 7, 2018

Capital Gains, Economic Well-Being, Working Families Tax Credit

Child savings accounts are a healthy investment

Policymakers can strengthen the well-being of Washingtonians by creating a program that helps kids build savings for the future

By - October 31, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Healthy People & Communities, Progress in Washington, Wealth & Opportunity

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