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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

The Working Families Tax Credit is a proven tool for better health

We can make our tax code more equitable and advance health equity with this policy

By - February 11, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, Working Families Tax Credit

WorkFirst/TANF must be restored in our state

Lawmakers should roll back program cuts that have worsened hardship for families in poverty

By - January 31, 2019

Economic Well-Being, Poverty & Basic Needs

A small investment to help kids succeed

Child Savings Accounts put more kids on track for success in education

By Jennifer Tran and Melinda Young-Flynn - January 28, 2019

Education, Income Inequality, Postsecondary Ed, Wealth & Opportunity

The pro-worker tool we need to fix our tax code

The Working Families Tax Credit would be a cost-of-living boost for nearly one million households

By - January 24, 2019

State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

Governor’s forward-thinking budget plan sets the state up for a healthy future

Proposal would add new, progressive revenue to fix perennial budget shortfall

By - December 15, 2018

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

New “public charge” proposal would harm Washington families

Federal policy proposal targets immigrants with low incomes and would reverberate across our communities

By - December 5, 2018

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

Washingtonians should be paid for the hours they work

Proposed updates to state overtime rules will improve work-life balance and increase income

By - November 29, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Good Jobs, Wealth & Opportunity

Current revenue sources coming up short of what our communities need

To fund thriving communities, lawmakers will have to raise new revenue in the next legislative session

By - November 20, 2018

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

It’s time to move Washington state forward

With the elections over, lawmakers need to focus on investing in thriving communities

By - November 7, 2018

Capital Gains, Economic Well-Being, Working Families Tax Credit

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