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New federal bill to mitigate COVID-19’s economic impact: Three things for Washingtonians to know

It’s a step forward, but plan is inadequate and excludes important members of our communities

By - March 27, 2020

COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Equity

Lawmakers made progress to promote economic security, but much more is needed

New policies can start to address the economic crisis we now face

By Evan Walker, Narver policy fellow, Liz Olson, policy analyst, and Melinda Young-Flynn, communications director - March 20, 2020

COVID-19, Early Learning, Economic Well-Being, Income Inequality, Legislative Agenda, State Budget & Revenue

Lawmakers must continue to support people’s economic security during this public health crisis

Policymakers, advocates can take steps to support economic well-being amid the COVID-19 outbreak

By Margaret Babayan, policy analyst, and Misha Werschkul, executive director - March 9, 2020

COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs, Wealth & Opportunity

Three takeaways from the House and Senate budget proposals

Proposals are a good start, but lawmakers must invest more in communities of color and create new tax revenue

By Margaret Babayan, policy analyst, and Liz Olson, policy analyst - February 26, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, Economic Well-Being, Equity, State Budget & Revenue

The revenue forecast explained in GIFs (and one chart)

What to watch for in the state economic and revenue forecast

By Margaret Babayan, policy analyst, and Misha Werschkul, executive director - February 18, 2020

Economic Well-Being, State Budget & Revenue

Kids and parents deserve a stronger WorkFirst/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program

Lawmakers should reinvest in basic support for families experiencing poverty

By - February 13, 2020

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

Stronger local tools are needed to address homelessness

King County payroll tax option is a good start, but more revenue is needed

By - February 13, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs

KIDS COUNT: Invest in assets to build economic security for kids of color

State lawmakers should fund the Communities of Concern Commission

By - February 13, 2020

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, KIDS COUNT

It’s time for a statewide Child Savings Account program

CSAs can help put more kids on track for success in education

By - February 5, 2020

Economic Well-Being, Education, Equity, Postsecondary Ed, Wealth & Opportunity

All taxpayers should be eligible for the Working Families Tax Credit

Including Individual Tax Identification Number filers in the credit is paramount

By Margaret Babayan, policy analyst, and Emily Vyhnanek, Working Families Tax Credit coalition manager - February 3, 2020

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

Progressive taxation can advance gender equity

Our tax code harms women and nonbinary people; lawmakers can change that

By Margaret Babayan and Andy Nicholas - January 30, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs, Working Families Tax Credit

The Working Families Tax Credit can help reduce housing cost pressure

Policymakers can increase housing stability for Washingtonians this session

By - January 30, 2020

Economic Well-Being, Poverty & Basic Needs, Working Families Tax Credit

Lawmakers should build on governor’s 2020 budget proposal

A short session and election-year politics shouldn’t get in way of prioritizing communities

By Andy Nicholas, senior fellow, and Margaret Babayan, policy analyst - January 16, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, Equity, Legislative Agenda, State Budget & Revenue

The number of Washingtonians without insurance is growing

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

By - December 4, 2019

Healthy People & Communities

A path forward to a 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

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

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