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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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Opinion: Balancing Washington’s tax code will increase competitive advantage

Puget Sound Business Journal, July 27, 2021

DC Exemplifies Trend of Tax Justice Victories on the Ground Despite Distractions in the Sky

Just Taxes blog, July 23, 2021

Councilmember Mosqueda Moves Forward with Transparency and Accountability Measures for JumpStart Seattle

Council Connection, July 19, 2021

The New Fiscal Year Starts off With a Bang, And Not Just Fireworks

Just Taxes blog, July 7, 2021

Capital-gains tax will help fund child care and allow parents to get back to work

Seattle Times, July 4, 2021

States are so flush with funds, many are cutting taxes

CNN, July 1, 2021

State-Level EITC Victories in 2021

Just Taxes blog, June 28, 2021

Capital-gains tax: ‘Creating an equitable tax code’

Seattle Times, June 11, 2021

Former Attorney General Rob McKenna joins lawsuit seeking to invalidate capital gains tax

Seattle Times, May 20, 2021

Letter: Legislature’s budget ensures greater access to cash for Washingtonians with low incomes

Clark County Today, May 17, 2021

In Washington State, the Left Won a Major Victory for Taxing the Rich

Jacobin, May 14, 2021

Washington Enacts Earned Income Tax Credit

Tax Credits for Workers and Families blog, May 10, 2021

After Supposedly Historic Session, Progressive Tax Reform Advocates Say Democrats Need to Do Much More

PubliCola, May 7, 2021

Working people have been asking for economic justice for decades. This year, our lawmakers started listening.

Real Change, May 5, 2021

Inslee Signs Capital Gains Tax, Working Families Tax Credit Bills

Patch, May 5, 2021

Inslee signs economic justice legislation to help working families

Washington Governor's Medium Page, May 4, 2021

Thirteen-Year Effort to Implement a Working Families Tax Credit Ends in Success

Rockefeller Foundation blog post, May 4, 2021

Diaper stipend didn’t make Washington budget, but diaper banks and cash assistance did

Seattle Times, April 28, 2021

Bold Progressive State Tax Victories Provide Bright Spots in Difficult Year

Just Taxes blog, April 27, 2021

Funding approved for state’s Working Families Tax Credit

KGMI, April 26, 2021

Boosted by economic recovery, Washington Legislature budget deal raises taxes, boosts spending by more than $5 billion

Seattle Times, April 25, 2021

WA Working Families to Get Boost from Tax-Credit Program

Public News Service Washington, April 23, 2021

The Legislature Must Do More for Low-Income Washingtonians than Funding the Working Families Tax Credit

The Stranger, April 23, 2021

Opinion: Community members and advocates achieved a big victory for inclusive cash support

South Seattle Emerald, April 21, 2021

If WA cares about racial justice, it’s time to tax capital gains profits

Crosscut, April 20, 2021

Oly Fizz: Wealth Tax

PubliCola, April 20, 2021

Morning Wire: Broadband bills, Cap gains amendments, Budget timeline

Washington State Wire, April 20, 2021

Starting in 2023, an estimated 420,000 Washingtonians will get tax rebates of $300 to $1,200

Seattle Times, April 18, 2021

State Wealth Tax Proposal Derailed in Olympia

PubliCola, April 15, 2021

Letter to the editor: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Real Change, April 14, 2021

Morning Wire: Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Working Families Tax Credit, US Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Washington State Wire, April 13, 2021

An investment in health

Spokesman Review, April 8, 2021

Access to cash is a prescription for better health | Guest column

Kent Reporter, April 7, 2021

House Democrats rebuff calls from advocates to change debt-based license suspension bill

Washington State Wire, April 6, 2021

The Working Families Tax Credit is an investment in Washington’s recovery

Washington State Wire, April 5, 2021

Op-ed: State lawmakers have the right budget approach for our recovery

Washington State Wire, March 31, 2021

Fizz: Revenue Rebounds

PubliCola, March 18, 2021

Local View: Increase TANF cash assistance

The Columbian, March 14, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Families like mine need HB 1297 passed now

Shoreline Area News, March 13, 2021

City Inside/Out: Capital Gains Tax Debate

Seattle Channel, March 12, 2021

Democrats in Olympia Pass Progressive Tax Credit for Low-Income Residents

PubliCola, March 12, 2021

If Lawmakers Care About Racial Justice, They Must Tax Extraordinary Profits

Seattle Medium, March 12, 2021

Opinion: Economic Equity Requires Bold Action from State Legislators

South Seattle Emerald, March 11, 2021

The Impact conversation on capital gains

TVW, March 10, 2021

Democratic State Senate Sends Capital Gains Tax to House

PubliCola , March 7, 2021

Mega-rich and plans to tax them abound in Washington state

Bloomberg Tax, March 4, 2021

WA Democrats push for capital gains tax in a year when ‘tax’ doesn’t seem like a bad word

Northwest News Network, March 1, 2021

Please tax my capital-gains profits: Washington’s crises demand it

Seattle Times, March 1, 2021

Democrats’ Capital Gains Tax Passes First Legislative Hurdle

PubliCola, February 24, 2021

Bill to replace ‘driving while poor’ law moves through state Senate

South Seattle Emerald, February 22, 2021

Op-ed: Why direct cash is a critical mental health strategy

State of Reform, February 18, 2021

The Choice Is Clear for Washington Democrats: Pass Progressive Taxes or Perpetuate a Racist Tax Code

The Stranger, February 15, 2021

Why I’m supporting state-level cash stimulus

International Examiner, February 13, 2021

Washington State Has Been Hit Hard By the Pandemic. Here’s How We Rebuild.

Civic Skunk Works blog, February 12, 2021

Opinion: Washington’s children shouldn’t have to relive our past mistakes

South Seattle Emerald, February 10, 2021

COVID-19 and the overwhelming demand for basic needs

Crosscut, February 5, 2021

Can WA lawmakers finally flip the state’s upside-down tax system?

Crosscut, February 3, 2021

Lawmakers Consider Tax Rebate for WA Families

Public News Service of Washington, February 2, 2021

Washington lawmakers passed a tax credit for working families in 2008. Is this the year they finally fund it?

Seattle Times, February 1, 2021

‘That rhythm is gone’: Washington state legislators on the pros and cons of virtual government

GeekWire, January 30, 2021

EITC Efforts a Welcome Contrast to State Tax Tug-of-War

Just Taxes blog, January 28, 2021

Morning Wire: How WA is doing, Rep. Alex Ybarra, COVID relief packages

Washington State Wire, January 26, 2021

Washington’s Working Families Tax Credit gets bipartisan support

Islands' Sounder, January 25, 2021

Democratic leaders provide updates on their covid relief package

Washington State Wire, January 25, 2021

Inslee’s capital gains tax gets mixed reaction in first public hearing

Spokesman Review, January 15, 2021

New revenue would boost state GDP, add 66,000 new jobs

Washington State Wire, January 14, 2021

Public Investments Key to WA Governor’s Recovery Vision

Public News Service of Washington, January 14, 2021

Washington State Treasurer-elect Mike Pellicciotti’s transition team includes local leaders

Federal Way Mirror, January 14, 2021

Pellicciotti Transition Team Meets Today

Washington State Treasurer Blog, January 7, 2021

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