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Washington’s property tax code has the potential to be an important tool for building thriving, affordable communities. But harmful laws and constitutional provisions have rendered our property taxes inequitable and inadequate for funding community priorities like schools and public parks. It’s time for lawmakers to take steps to amend this.

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Video/Webinar Presentation on racial justice and taxes at Senior Citizens’ Foundation Fall Conference October 29, 2019

Brief/Report Washington’s tax code is an untapped resource to advance racial justice October 02, 2019

Blog Post A small bright spot in Washington’s tax code By Andy Nicholas | July 26, 2019

Blog Post Senate leaders push for a better tax code By Andy Nicholas | April 11, 2019

Video/Webinar Senate testimony for revenue and closing tax exemptions April 08, 2019

Blog Post House leaders propose smart tax reforms to pave way for stronger investments By Kelli Smith | March 26, 2019

Video/Webinar Senior Citizens’ Lobby Day presentation: Building an equitable tax code October 11, 2018

Video/Webinar Budget Beat: McCleary, Revenue, and More March 16, 2018

Blog Post Final budget brings momentous victories for communities, but property tax cuts will come at a cost By Kelli Smith | March 14, 2018

Blog Post Senate budget proposal makes key necessary investments, but paying for tax cuts with rainy day funds would undercut state’s long-term fiscal health By Misha Werschkul | February 19, 2018

Blog Post State Revenue Projections Show Legislators Need to Do More in 2018 to Fulfill their Obligations to Communities By Kelli Smith | November 20, 2017

Blog Post Big Boost in Resources for Schools, But Revenue Still Stuck at Recession Levels By Kelli Smith | September 21, 2017

Blog Post Why it’s time to ditch Washington’s harmful property tax restriction By Andy Nicholas | September 01, 2017

Blog Post Revenue Package Not Built to Last Over the Long Term By Andy Nicholas | July 12, 2017

Blog Post Our New Revenue Reform Plan Would Hold Lawmakers Accountable to Communities By Andy Nicholas | February 27, 2017

Video/Webinar Budget Beat: Senate Republicans’ Education Funding Proposal February 03, 2017

Blog Post Senate Republicans’ Plan Doesn’t Amply Fund Schools, Puts Other Programs at Risk By Kelli Smith | January 31, 2017

Blog Post Creating a Safeguard Rebate Is Key to Equitable Property Tax Reform By Andy Nicholas | January 27, 2017

Blog Post It’s time to strengthen our property tax code to invest in schools By Andy Nicholas | January 27, 2017

Blog Post McCleary Reality Check: Legitimate Solutions Required to Fully Fund Schools By Andy Nicholas | September 23, 2016

Blog Post Funding Schools for Washington’s Kids Can’t Be Done through Property Tax Gimmicks By Andy Nicholas | September 07, 2016

Blog Post Local Levies Can’t Fund Statewide Education By Kim Justice | April 16, 2015

Brief/Report McCleary Amicus Brief August 04, 2014

Brief/Report Balancing Adequacy and Equity in Washington State’s Property Tax March 01, 2007

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