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Lawmakers must increase the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/WorkFirst cash grant

TANF benefits, largely unchanged since 1996, are inadequate to support family well-being

By - March 12, 2021

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs

More evidence shows that tax credits are good for health

Policies that provide cash assistance can improve physical and mental health for kids and parents

By - March 12, 2021

Cash Stimulus, Healthy People & Communities, Working Families Tax Credit

Important progress happening on tax justice and racial justice

Now policymakers must move key bills forward to sign into law

March 11, 2021

B&PC News, Capital Gains, Cash Stimulus, COVID-19, Equity, Legislative Agenda, Working Families Tax Credit

Washington state’s debt-based driver’s license suspension laws mirror racist legal system

SB 5226 would reform driver’s license suspension policies that disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and people of color

By - March 5, 2021

Economic Well-Being, Equity

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 Andy Nicholas and Margaret Babayan - February 10, 2021

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

Legislators must improve unjust driver’s license suspension laws

Getting rid of debt-based license suspensions would bring relief to many Washingtonians

By - February 3, 2021

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Poverty & Basic Needs

Our state’s recovery must include immigrant communities

State lawmakers must invest in immigrants excluded from federal relief & state benefit programs

By - February 2, 2021

COVID-19, Equity, Healthy People & Communities

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

Cash Stimulus, COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Working Families Tax Credit

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