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A good state budget is the best medicine

A good state budget is the best medicine

Posted by Jennifer Tran, 2018-10-18 09:42:20 | (0) Comments

Policymakers can use the state budget to create a healthier Washington

Press release: Washington state again ranks worst in the nation for our state tax code

Press release: Washington state again ranks worst in the nation for our state tax code

Posted by April Dickinson, 2018-10-17 10:00:59 | (0) Comments

Our state continues to top the “Terrible 10” list of tax codes that ask the most of those with the least

Unacceptable. Washington still has the nation’s most inequitable state tax code

Unacceptable. Washington still has the nation’s most inequitable state tax code

Posted by Andy Nicholas, 2018-10-15 19:25:00 | (0) Comments

Transformative changes are needed to create a tax code that works for everyone

 

Washington state continues to have the most upside-down tax code of any U.S. state, according to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). It wrongly requires people with the lowest incomes to pay six times more in taxes as a percent of their income than the state’s wealthiest residents to fund investments that benefit all Washingtonians. 

Income gains are not being shared equally

Income gains are not being shared equally

Posted by Julie Watts, 2018-10-12 13:50:00 | (0) Comments

New Census data show many Washingtonians of color are still facing barriers to economic opportunity 

I-1631 invests in what matters

I-1631 invests in what matters

Posted by Andy Nicholas, 2018-10-05 12:35:00 | (0) Comments

Clean air, thriving communities, and good jobs far outweigh pollution fee’s costs

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Washington state should be a place where all our residents have strong communities, great schools, and the chance for a bright future. Our 2017-2019 Legislative Agenda outlines the priorities we are working to advance.

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