In the Media

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.

2021   |   2020   |   2019

Editorial: Governor’s menu of taxes looks appetizing

Everett Herald, December 23, 2020

Report: WA Families Face Instability in Families, Housing

Washington Public News Service , December 17, 2020

As Inslee proposes new capital gains tax, progressives launch ad campaign

Washington State Wire, December 17, 2020

Survey: COVID-19 affects all aspects of life for low-income families

Spokesman Review, December 15, 2020

State budget cuts loom, starting with dental benefits

Real Change, November 18, 2020

Announcement: Budget Matters 2020 Virtual Summit will explore how to fund community investments

International Examiner, November 9, 2020

Opinion: It’s time for Olympia to impose new taxes on the wealthy

Puget Sound Business Journal, October 26, 2020

Seattle could pave the way to a national UBI

Crosscut, September 16, 2020

Recovery Rebate interview (in Spanish)

SeaMar Radio, September 16, 2020

With Congress Back in Session, Push for COVID-19 Relief Grows

Washington Public News Service, September 8, 2020

City budget is under water and groups are fishing for progressive revenue

Real Change, September 2, 2020

The Case for Direct Cash

Black Lens News, September 1, 2020

The federal government abandoned us on coronavirus relief. What now?

Crosscut, August 26, 2020

Op-ed: We can improve public health by cleaning up Washington’s tax code

Washington State Wire, August 24, 2020

An income tax for Washington? Not likely

Tax Notes State, August 17, 2020

Time for progressive taxes

Spokesman Review, August 9, 2020

How Immigrant Essential Workers Are Finding Support During COVID-19

YES! magazine, July 6, 2020

Ongoing stimulus for low-income residents can save WA communities

Crosscut, June 23, 2020

Efforts to bring COVID-19 relief to undocumented workers gain traction

Crosscut, June 23, 2020

Cash Stimulus In Washington State – The Investment Needed To Boost Our Economy

The Seattle Medium, June 12, 2020

Latinx community, hard hit by virus, faces myriad challenges

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, June 12, 2020

It’s an election year, but that’s not scaring WA Democrats away from talking about taxes

KUOW, June 11, 2020

Opinion: Lawmakers must invest in a cash stimulus for the people who drive our economy

South Seattle Emerald, May 28, 2020

Morning Wire: Rep. Beth Doglio, Special Session, Cascade Care

Washington State Wire, May 27, 2020

Online Economic Forum: Realities of Inequities Created & Worsened by COVID

Seattle Channel, May 19, 2020

Op-ed: Supporting people’s health through a long-term state Recovery Rebate

Washington State Wire, May 13, 2020

Does Seattle Need a Business Payroll Tax?

The Stranger, May 1, 2020

Opinion: New Federal Stimulus Package Isn’t Enough to Support Our Communities

South Seattle Emerald, April 27, 2020

Opinion: Lawmakers Must Focus on Building a Just and Inclusive Economy for Our State

South Seattle Emerald, April 21, 2020

Coronavirus recovery can’t lead to a more gentrified Seattle

Crosscut, April 8, 2020

Inslee Cuts $445 Million from the Budget in Anticipation of Massive Revenue Shortfalls

The Stranger, April 5, 2020

State taxes: Time to reform

Seattle Times, April 3, 2020

New federal bill to mitigate COVID-19’s economic impact: Three things for Washingtonians to know

Washington State Wire, April 1, 2020

Best Defense Against Virus Proves Crushing to States’ Finances

Bloomberg News, March 20, 2020

Washington state to feel economic, tax revenue pinch due to COVID-19

Debtwire, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Hits State and City Budgets; Local officials say they don’t know how deep the hole might get

Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2020

Guest opinion: Tax credit would boost paychecks and right some wrongs

Yakima Herald-Republic, March 8, 2020

TVW Testimonials – Misha Werschkul

TVW, March 8, 2020

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a Necessary Program

Real Change, March 4, 2020

Expanding WorkFirst Would Allow Families The Chance To Become Economically Secure

Seattle Medium, March 4, 2020

The Impact: Featuring the Washington State Budget & Policy Center

TVW, March 4, 2020

Why Black Women Are Paying More in Taxes than Washington’s Billionaires

Firesteel Blog, March 3, 2020

A tax break for working families

Renton Reporter, March 1, 2020

Opinion: State tax credit would help thousands in Seattle community

South Seattle Emerald, February 25, 2020

Billionaire effect: Did Paul Allen’s death just hit Washington’s education budget?

Protocol, February 20, 2020

In a reversal, Amazon supports concept of head tax

Puget Sound Business Journal, February 12, 2020

Liias sponsors slate of bills expanding access to college

Washington State Wire, February 3, 2020

Bill Would Open Tax Credit to Undocumented Washingtonians

Public News Service, February 3, 2020

COO partners with 17 organizations & coalitions to improve health, social, and economic outcomes

Communities of Opportunity blog, January 31, 2020

Cash assistance for families has plummeted in WA, even as poverty remains high

Crosscut, January 23, 2020

Ideas for a new tax on big businesses like Amazon swirl in Seattle as debate heats up again

Seattle Times, January 12, 2020

Temporary assistance for needy families can be a lifeline

Seattle Times, January 10, 2020

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