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The number of Washingtonians without insurance is growing

State legislation aims to reverse a problematic trend in health care access

By Evan Walker, Betty Jane Narver Policy Fellow - December 4, 2019

Healthy People & Communities

A path forward to new Washington economy

Building a sustainable, equitable economy that creates shared economic well-being

November 7, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities

Invest in neighborhoods, invest in kids

KIDS COUNT report shows nearly 70,000 Washington kids live in communities with high poverty rates

By - October 4, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, KIDS COUNT, Poverty & Basic Needs

How Washington’s tax code can help advance racial justice

Reforming our inequitable tax code would help undo the damage of generations of racist policies, new brief shows

By - October 3, 2019

Capital Gains, Economic Well-Being, Equity, Progress in Washington, Working Families Tax Credit

Economic security programs help everyone thrive

New Census data underscore need for investment in programs like WorkFirst and tax credits

By - September 26, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

The Budget & Policy Center is growing!

Exciting organizational changes are aimed at advancing economic well-being and racial equity

September 25, 2019

B&PC News

Protect SNAP to combat food insecurity

Too many Washingtonians still struggle to put food on the table

By Margaret Babayan and Jennifer Tran - September 20, 2019

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

Working Families Tax Relief Act is good for people who teach our kids and care for our loved ones

Millions of Washington workers would benefit from the federal proposal

By - August 30, 2019

Equity, Federal Policy, Working Families Tax Credit

“Public charge” rule threatens health of Washingtonians

The rule has widespread negative impacts

By - August 30, 2019

Equity, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities

Washingtonians should oppose Trump proposal to take food away from families struggling to make ends meet

New rule would harm more than 175,000 people in our state

By - August 23, 2019

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

Tax credits for working families gaining steam in Washington and U.S.

Many proposals to provide income boosts to low-wage workers are moving forward

By - August 16, 2019

Equity, Federal Policy, Income Inequality, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Trump rule will harm families, perpetuate trauma against immigrant communities

“Public charge” rule will also cause significant economic and cultural loss in Washington

August 12, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Federal Policy

A small bright spot in Washington’s tax code

We’re smarter than many states when it comes to senior property tax exemptions

By - July 26, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Property Tax, State Budget & Revenue

Supreme Court rightly rules the census citizenship question is out for now

The fight continues to ensure a full and accurate count of Washington’s communities

By - June 27, 2019

Equity, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities

Washington needs to ensure child population grows up strong

KIDS COUNT report reveals policymakers need to prioritize kids’ health, early learning, economic security

June 17, 2019

Early Learning, Economic Well-Being, Education, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, KIDS COUNT, Poverty & Basic Needs

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

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