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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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In Two Blue States, Voters Back Democrats, But Show a Wariness Toward Taxes

Route Fifty, December 10, 2019

OPINION: The Tax Code Should Advance Racial Justice

South Seattle Emerald, December 4, 2019

State Tax Credit Could Help WA Working Families ‘Pay the Bills’

Public News Service, November 27, 2019

What are the implications of a Capital Gains Tax in Washington State?

Washington State Wire, November 25, 2019

Advancing racial equity through tax policy

King County TV, November 21, 2019

What Should Progressives Do with Their Majority on City Council? Tax the Rich. Duh.

The Stranger, November 14, 2019

Budget Matters 2019 Highlights How State Tax Code Can Be Tool for Racial Justice

Runta News, October 23, 2019

Fishing for equity in a regressive tax system

Real Change, October 16, 2019

State Rundown: Always Something Old, Something New in State Tax Debates

Just Taxes Blog, October 10, 2019

Budget Matters 2019 Policy Conference includes Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees and Communities of Color

International Examiner, September 30, 2019

‘Clawback’ could make a comeback in aerospace tax break debate

Everett Herald, September 6, 2019

Letter: A revenue-neutral income tax idea

Kitsap Sun, August 28, 2019

Washington will lift some restrictions on public assistance for families in poverty

KNKX, July 25, 2019

The legislature’s wins and losses for working families, part 2

KSVR Radio, July 9, 2019

The legislature’s wins and losses for working families, part 1 

KSVR Radio, July 2, 2019

Report: Only 8 percent of Washington’s kids have access to publicly funded preschool 

The Inlander, June 20, 2019

Report: Washington state behind in early education

KING 5, June 18, 2019

‘Who can afford that?’ Changes at SPSCC’s child care center could end up costing families. 

The Olympian, June 18, 2019

Washington lags the country in preschool, and child poverty is growing, new study says

Seattle Times, June 17, 2019

Report: Rapid WA Child Population Growth Draws Need for Support

Public News Service, June 17, 2019

Immediate, widespread support for updating overtime pay rules

The Stand, June 6, 2019

What this year’s state tax reforms say about investing in healthy communities

Seattle Times, May 26, 2019

Letter: Tax credit would give us a boost

The Columbian, April 27, 2019

In a Late Night Vote, Washington Senate Passes One of Several Proposed Progressive Taxes

The Stranger, April 26, 2019

Letter: Support the working-families tax credit

Yakima Herald-Republic, April 22, 2019

Want to save small businesses? Fix WA’s tax code

Crosscut, April 18, 2019

Senate Democrats Introduce a Tax on Wealth Inequality

The Stranger, April 18, 2019

The Big Idea Taking Off With Democrats: A Cost-of-Living Refund 

Economic Security Project blog, April 15, 2019

Washington’s tax system disproportionately impacts middle and low-income families. Could state lawmakers change that this year? 

The Inlander, April 11, 2019

Federal tax credit for working families doesn’t go far enough. Washington needs own version

Tacoma News Tribune, April 11, 2019

How Democrats stopped worrying and learned to love taxing the rich

The Inlander, April 11, 2019

I’m rich. I should pay more taxes in WA

Crosscut, April 9, 2019

“Fix Our Tax Code Plan” has public hearing

Washington State Wire, April 9, 2019

Vulnerable children need Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Seattle Times, April 3, 2019

Editorial on capital-gains tax misguided

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, April 2, 2019

The Record: Can Washington state tax capital gains?

KUOW, March 27, 2019

The Impact: March 27 conversation on the House budget proposal

TVW, March 27, 2019

Bill Looks To Eliminate Disproportionate Impact Of Cuts To Temporary Assistance Programs

Seattle Medium, March 27, 2019

I grew up witnessing how Washington’s tax code hurts families – let’s fix it now

Real Change, March 27, 2019

Surprise! House Dems Propose Incrementalist Budget

The Stranger, March 26, 2019

Washington legislature strips bill of provisions to help Black and Indigenous families in poverty

Real Change, March 20, 2019

Opinion: Enacting the Working Families Tax Credit is good for our communities’ health

International Examiner, March 19, 2019

Opinion: I grew up witnessing how Washington’s tax code hurts families — Let’s fix it

South Seattle Emerald, March 18, 2019

A Tax Policy That’s Actually Good for Real People—Like Students and Immigrant Workers. No, Really.

The Stranger, March 18, 2019

Advocates seek doubling of housing assistance funds

The Daily News of Longview, March 14, 2019

Higher burden on lower income taxpayers in Washington

KING 5, March 14, 2019

Commentary: Working Families Tax Credit will help low-income people make ends meet

Yakima Herald-Republic, March 13, 2019

Bill may pave way to help with rising cost of living

The Columbian, March 13, 2019

Opinion: Punitive WorkFirst Policies Disproportionately Harm Families of Color

South Seattle Emerald, March 12, 2019

Local Democrats support tax credit for low-income families

The Daily News of Longview, March 8, 2019

Jay Inslee’s impact: Mixed results on homelessness on the presidential hopeful’s watch

Real Change, March 6, 2019

Washington should invest in Child Savings Accounts to help bridge income gaps

Seattle Times, March 5, 2019

Budget and policy choices affect community well-being

State of Reform, February 28, 2019

Shawn Vestal: Legislature considers sales-tax refunds for Washington’s poor

Spokesman Review, February 27, 2019

Now Is the Time to Start Yelling About the Capital Gains Tax

The Stranger, February 27, 2019

Supporters: Working Families Tax Credit Would Rebalance Wash. Tax Code

Public News Service, February 21, 2019

To break cycle of poverty, struggling families need the state to boost temporary lifeline

Seattle Times, February 20, 2019

Rep. Entenman proposes sales tax break for low- and middle-income families

Auburn Reporter, February 14, 2019

Entenman Bill Would Provide Economic Boost To Low-Income, Working Families

Seattle Medium, February 13, 2019

A bill in the Washington Legislature would give low-income kindergartners $100 for college 

The Inlander, February 8, 2019

Democratic Lawmakers Push a Sales Tax Exemption for Low-Income Households

Seattle Met, February 7, 2019

Washington state lawmakers want you to save for college — and they’re willing to help

Northwest News Network, February 6, 2019

Bill Proposes Surcharge for Excessive CEO Pay

Tax Analysts, February 4, 2019

How to pay for a wall?

Real Change, January 30, 2019

If this bill passes, low-income families in Washington state could get a sales tax refund

KUOW, January 25, 2019

A capital gains tax might come to Washington. Here’s what it would do

Kitsap Daily News, January 19, 2019

Inslee tax plan draws critics, supporters in budget 

Spokesman Review, January 17, 2019

Kamala Harris’ First Action of 116th Congress: Re-introducing Tax Cut for Middle Class

Los Angeles Sentinel, January 3, 2019

How Can State Lawmakers Craft Budget for WA Working Class?

Public News Service, January 2, 2019

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