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Washington state’s debt-based driver’s license suspension laws mirror racist legal system

SB 5226 would reform driver’s license suspension policies that disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and people of color

By Evan Walker - March 5, 2021

Economic Well-Being, Equity

Washington state’s upside-down tax code is even more racist than you think

Lawmakers can’t stall on reforming a system that channels income to wealthy white households

By Andy Nicholas and Margaret Babayan - February 10, 2021

Capital Gains, Economic Well-Being, Equity, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Legislators must improve unjust driver’s license suspension laws

Getting rid of debt-based license suspensions would bring relief to many Washingtonians

By - February 3, 2021

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs

Our state’s recovery must include immigrant communities

State lawmakers must invest in immigrants excluded from federal relief & state benefit programs

By - February 2, 2021

COVID-19, Equity, Healthy People & Communities

Washington state needs a Recovery Rebate now

The Rebate – an updated Working Families Tax Credit – would provide cash to around 500,000 households

By - January 19, 2021

Cash Stimulus, COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Working Families Tax Credit

It is critical to our future to protect the democratic process & dismantle white supremacy

A statement from the Washington State Budget & Policy Center

January 15, 2021

B&PC News, Equity, Federal Policy, State Budget & Revenue

Governor’s budget a good start, but more must be done to meet urgent need

Washington lawmakers must act boldly this legislative session

By Margaret Babayan, policy analyst, and Andy Nicholas, senior policy fellow - December 23, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, COVID-19, Equity

New data emphasize need to prioritize support for kids of color during pandemic

Pandemic “pain points” are worsening longstanding disparities, and they must be addressed

December 15, 2020


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