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In the Media

The Budget & Policy Center helps shape the debate around economic policies – from publishing op-eds to pitching columns and editorials to lending our expertise to articles that cover our policy priorities.

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5 Things Washington: Bob Ferguson, social determinants, the patient perspective

State of Reform, December 27, 2018

Reporter’s Notebook: Gov. Inslee Releases Budget

Real Change, December 19, 2018

A Guide to Understanding the 66th Legislative Session

Seattle Met, December 14, 2018

Morning Wire: Keynotes for Re-Wire, legislators-elect, post-1631 carbon policy

Washington State Wire, November 28, 2018

Suggested solutions to the racial wealth disparity rising in the US

Real Change, November 21, 2018

Budget Matters 2018 conference highlights policies that will make our state better

Runta News, November 18, 2018

Fix our tax system so Washington’s East African communities can thrive

Runta News, November 8, 2018

Costs of I-1631 carbon fee up for debate

Spokesman Review, November 1, 2018

Announcement: Budget Matters 2018 policy summit will address equity, midterm elections

International Examiner, November 1, 2018

Washington is in Last Place — Again. Here’s How We Fix It.

South Seattle Emerald, October 30, 2018

What would I-1631’s carbon fee cost you?

KIRO, October 30, 2018

Climate change initiative’s surprising showdown pits tech leaders against oil and gas industry.

Geekwire, October 29, 2018

Shawn Vestal: Once again, Washington leads the nation in regressive taxation.

Spokesman Review, October 26, 2018

Carbon fee initiative faces local opposition.

The Daily News of Longview, October 24, 2018

Study: Washington bottoms out on US tax assessment.

Real Change News, October 24, 2018

Letter: I-1631 is reasonable step to fight climate change.

Skagit Valley Herald, October 21, 2018

Senator Kamala D. Harris Proposes Bold Relief for Families Amid Rising Costs of Living.

Sierra Sun Times, October 18, 2018

Low-Income Washingtonians Carry Heaviest Tax Burden in U.S.

Public News Service, October 18, 2018

How bad are Washington state taxes? The worst in the country, apparently.

KUOW, October 17, 2018

Letter to the editor: Facts about clean air initiative 1631.

Mountlake Terrace News, October 16, 2018

Washington to Decide on First-of-Its-Kind U.S. Carbon Fee.

Bloomberg News, October 15, 2018

Bill Gates backs Washington’s carbon-fee Initiative 1631 to fight what may be ‘toughest problem humanity has ever faced.’

Seattle Times, October 9, 2018

Oil allies mislead about the cost of I-1631. Shocking, right?

Climate Solutions Blog, October 9, 2018

Pearl Jam helps raise nearly $11 million to combat homelessness in King County.

King 5 News, October 3, 2018

This new rule is the biggest change in state labor law since the $15 minimum wage.

Washington State Wire, October 2, 2018

Announcing: Ascend Network Partners Join Family Prosperity.

Ascend at the Aspen Institute, September 27, 2018

Guest Editorial: Spend County Revenues on Housing, Not a $180 Million Stadium Subsidy.

The C is for Crank, September 5, 2018

Doing more with less: Block grants have long been seen as a way to whittle away funding for social services.

Real Change, September 5, 2018

Letter: Support Protect Washington Act to help salvage our planet.

South Whidbey Record, August 24, 2018

Report: WA ranks high in childhood health, but lags in education.

Washington State Wire, July 10, 2018

Report: Washington ranks near the top in terms of child health.

Spokesman Review, July 6, 2018

Con: Janus ruling threatens pay, benefits for all workers.

Seattle Times, June 28, 2018

Report: State Helps WA Kids, with Room for Improvement.

Public News Service, June 27, 2018

Washington ranked middle of the pack for education, higher overall on child well-being.

Seattle Times, June 27, 2018

Seattle’s Homelessness Crisis Will Never Be Solved Until We Fix Washington’s Grossly Unfair Tax System.

The Stranger, June 25, 2018

Congress should leave food stamps-program alone.

Seattle Times, June 19, 2018

Seattle Foundation Launches New Civic Infrastructure Project.

Seattle Foundation Impact Blog, May 30, 2018

State updating rules on salaries for exempt employees.

Kitsap Sun, May 25, 2018

Grant County property taxes among most complex in state.

Columbia Basin Herald, May 18, 2018

We Do the Work.

KSVR Radio, May 15, 2018

Local View: Cutting food assistance will hurt Clark County Families.

The Columbian, May 6, 2018

Farm bill a bad deal.

Spokesman Review, May 3, 2018

Shawn Vestal: When it comes to budgets, bottom lines don’t lie.

Spokesman Review, April 29, 2018

¿Has oído hablar del movimiento para limpiar el sistema de impuestos roto en el estado de Washington?

La Raza del Noroeste, April 11, 2018

State policies force people off WorkFirst benefits program.

Real Change News, March 28, 2018

State Rundown 3/14: States Turn Fiscal Focus Inward.

Just Taxes Blog, March 14, 2018

A real living wage is still out of reach for low-paid workers.

Redmond Reporter, March 7, 2018

Herrera Beutler assesses tax law’s local impact.

The Daily News of Longview, February 21, 2018

Capital gains tax could offer property tax relief.

Everett Herald, February 18, 2018

Budget Proposal Would Jeopardize Washington’s Food Assistance Program.

Seattle Weekly , February 16, 2018

The Impact: February 14.

TVW, February 14, 2018

That property-tax bomb they just dropped? They could diffuse it if they wanted to.

Seattle Times, February 9, 2018

Podcast: Addressing Washington State’s Tax Structure.

Washington State Wire, February 5, 2018

Letter: Yes on school levy – this time.

Skagit Valley Herald, February 1, 2018

Lawmakers want to rein in Washington’s many tax breaks.

Bainbridge Island Review, January 24, 2018

Federal tax cuts make state tax reform more urgent.

The Olympian, January 12, 2018

Opinion: Have you heard about the movement to clean up the broken tax system in Washington state.

International Examiner, January 9, 2018

Let’s try this again, Olympia: Fully fund education without hurting students of color.

South Seattle Emerald, January 4, 2018

Bargaining CHIP: Washington prepares to backfill the loss of federal funding to child health insurance program.

Real Change News, January 3, 2018

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