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Federal American Rescue Plan dollars can help Washington state invest in people, not policing

New report outlines how lawmakers can make investments in non-police alternatives that strengthen communities

By - November 22, 2021

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, Income Inequality, Poverty & Basic Needs, State Budget & Revenue, Uncategorized

Policy choices can build a strong foundation for the lifelong health of kids

New KIDS COUNT brief highlights benefits of social and economic programs on children’s health beyond the pandemic

By - November 18, 2021

Cash Stimulus, COVID-19, Early Learning, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, KIDS COUNT, Poverty & Basic Needs, Wealth & Opportunity

Washington’s long-term care plan is essential and must be protected

WA Cares is the country’s first affordable and reliable public benefit for long-term care services

By Tracy Yeung and Andy Nicholas - September 13, 2021

Economic Well-Being, Healthy People & Communities

The expanded Child Tax Credit’s broad-based access to cash must be made permanent

The current, fully refundable credit is an historic policy shift that should be further improved

By David Hlebain, Margaret Babayan, and Emily Vyhnanek - August 30, 2021

Cash Stimulus, Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Income Inequality

The numbers are in: State investments and federal stimulus put Washington on a real path toward recovery

Tangible, long-overdue budget improvements were made this year, thanks to the hard work of advocates

By Margaret Babayan, senior policy analyst, and Andy Nicholas, senior fellow - August 17, 2021

Budget & Tax Analysis, COVID-19, State Budget & Revenue

The Working Families Tax Credit will reduce hardship across Washington

Tax credits and flexible cash policies can help more people live with economic dignity

By - July 16, 2021

Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Working Families Tax Credit

Getting rid of legal financial obligations can protect the economic security of thousands of Washingtonians

New report highlights need to end the inequitable system of fines and fees that disproportionately harms low-income people of color

By - July 14, 2021

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs

New reforms bring balance and equity to state’s tax code and economy

Capital gains wealth tax, Working Families Tax Credit, and investments in kids will boost recovery, enhance quality of life

By Andy Nicholas, Liz Olson, and Margaret Babayan - July 7, 2021

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, Cash Stimulus, Early Learning, Economic Well-Being, Equity, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

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