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Blog Post The numbers are in: State investments and federal stimulus put Washington on a real path toward recovery Tangible, long-overdue budget improvements were made this year, thanks to the hard work of advocates By - August 17, 2021

Blog Post The Working Families Tax Credit will reduce hardship across Washington Tax credits and flexible cash policies can help more people live with economic dignity By - July 16, 2021

Blog Post Final budget proposal gets Washington state closer to an inclusive economy Statement from the Washington State Budget & Policy Center By - April 24, 2021

Blog Post House & Senate offer a path to recovery in budget proposals Policymakers are listening to growing calls for new revenue and more investments By - April 1, 2021

Blog Post Revenue forecasts don’t reflect the lived experience of communities Lawmakers must rebalance our tax code to ensure all communities can thrive in the years ahead By - March 17, 2021

Blog Post 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 - February 10, 2021

Blog Post 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

Blog Post Governor’s budget a good start, but more must be done to meet urgent need Washington lawmakers must act boldly this legislative session By - December 23, 2020

Blog Post Now is the time to invest in the health of Washington’s people and communities Our new brief offers state policy recommendations for the COVID-19 recovery By - July 22, 2020

Blog Post Washington needs a state cash stimulus Lawmakers must invest in the people and communities that drive our economy By - May 28, 2020

Blog Post 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 - March 9, 2020

Blog Post 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 - February 26, 2020

Blog Post The revenue forecast explained in GIFs (and one chart) What to watch for in the state economic and revenue forecast By - February 18, 2020

Blog Post All taxpayers should be eligible for the Working Families Tax Credit Including Individual Tax Identification Number filers in the credit is paramount By - February 3, 2020

Blog Post Progressive taxation can advance gender equity Our tax code harms women and nonbinary people; lawmakers can change that By - January 30, 2020

Blog Post 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

Blog Post “Public charge” rule threatens health of Washingtonians The rule has widespread negative impacts By -

Blog Post Taxes make health happen Your tax dollars fund investments that support healthy communities By - April 15, 2019

Blog Post Budget and policy choices affect community well-being New report emphasizes the need for lawmakers to invest in health equity By - February 27, 2019

Blog Post 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

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