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Slidecast: Washington State's Flawed Revenue System

Posted by bens at Feb 15, 2013 10:20 PM |
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Our revenue system funds public priorities that the vast majority of Washingtonians value and support. Unfortunately, our current structure fails to keep pace with our growing and changing state and as a result our public education, health and safety systems are suffering. 

In this slidecast presentation, Senior Fiscal Analyst Andy Nicholas breaks down the major flaws with Washington state's revenue system and underscores the need for reform.  

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