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Low Blow: Trump proposal would increase economic hardship

Lowering the poverty measure would make it less accurate and cut people off basic supports

By - June 13, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs

A conversation with our Narver Fellow

Our new Betty Jane Narver Policy Fellow alumna talks about her time with us so far

By - June 7, 2019

B&PC News

How federal tax credits can fix income inequality in Washington

Forward-thinking federal proposals show how to boost incomes of millions of workers

By - May 31, 2019

Federal Budget & Tax, Federal Policy, Working Families Tax Credit

Budget in focus: Lawmakers made so-so investments in community health

The final state budget left many basic needs unmet

By - May 28, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs, State Budget & Revenue, Wealth & Opportunity

Final budget reflects a modest move away from austerity budgeting

Lawmakers’ spending plan will make promising investments in communities

By - May 8, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

An important policy for immigrant workers

The Keep Washington Working Act is good for families and communities

By - May 1, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities

Budget compromise leaves unfinished business on tax reform

Statement: Budget can’t support community priorities without fixing the tax code

By - April 27, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

Guest post: Let the rich pay our share in taxes

It's time to tax capital gains and enact the Working Families Tax Credit

By Sharon Chen from the Progress Alliance board, and Chris Hughes from the Economic Security Project - April 25, 2019

Capital Gains, Federal Budget & Tax, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Lawmakers need to make the tax code work for all working families

Shelving the Working Families Tax Credit would come at a huge cost

By - April 23, 2019

Capital Gains, Income Inequality, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Why are lawmakers being shortsighted with community investments?

Wrong-headed ‘austerity mindset’ won’t build a strong foundation for the future

By - April 18, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue

Washington is close to making history on long-term care

First-in-nation program will help aging Washingtonians get access to care

By - April 16, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Good Jobs, Healthy People & Communities

Taxes make health happen

Your tax dollars fund investments that support healthy communities

By - April 15, 2019

Equity, Healthy People & Communities, State Budget & Revenue

Senate leaders push for a better tax code

Tax reform proposal would improve tax equity in Washington state

By - April 11, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, Property Tax, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

The sky-high cost of child care rivals tuition and rent

Lawmakers must address the child care affordability crisis

By - April 9, 2019

Early Learning, Economic Well-Being, Education

Funding for 2020 census outreach is imperative

The health of our communities depends on addressing risks to census

By Margaret Babayan and Jennifer Tran - April 1, 2019

Equity, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities, State Budget & Revenue

Senate leaders propose two crucial policies to rebalance the tax code

Capital gains, Working Families Tax Credit proposals are the right move. Now budget writers must invest in key services

March 29, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Three takeaways from the House budget proposal

By - March 27, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

House leaders propose smart tax reforms to pave way for stronger investments

Budget proposal would begin to reverse trend of Recession-era spending

By - March 26, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, Property Tax, State Budget & Revenue

Budget & Policy Center applauds House budget proposal

House budget would smartly fund schools and child care with capital gains proposal

By - March 25, 2019

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue

Predatory investors are trying to rip off Washington state

Proposal to give tax subsidies to out-of-state investment firms is a bad idea

By - March 23, 2019

State Budget & Revenue, Tax Break Transparency & Accountability

Taxing capital gains helps repair economic racism

Proposal would push back against white control of wealth

By - March 5, 2019

Capital Gains, Economic Well-Being, Equity, State Budget & Revenue, Wealth & Opportunity

Budget and policy choices affect community well-being

New report emphasizes the need for lawmakers to invest in health equity

By - February 27, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, State Budget & Revenue

Punitive WorkFirst policies disproportionately harm families of color

Program cuts have stark racist impacts

By - February 21, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs

Capital gains tax would almost exclusively be paid by millionaires, billionaires

Proposal would ensure ultra-wealthy pay their share to invest in our communities

By - February 15, 2019

Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue

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