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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

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

Child savings accounts are a healthy investment

Policymakers can strengthen the well-being of Washingtonians by creating a program that helps kids build savings for the future

By - October 31, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Healthy People & Communities, Progress in Washington, Wealth & Opportunity

The 2020 Census is more important to Washington than you think

Why an accurate Census is critical to our communities and what you can do about it

By - October 25, 2018

Equity, Federal Budget & Tax, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities

Families face obstacles to economic security

Policymakers need to take steps to keep families from falling behind while they're working

By - October 23, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Good Jobs, Poverty & Basic Needs, Wealth & Opportunity

A good state budget is the best medicine

Policymakers can use the state budget to create a healthier Washington

By - October 18, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs, State Budget & Revenue

Press release: Washington state again ranks worst in the nation for our state tax code

Our state continues to top the “Terrible 10” list of tax codes that ask the most of those with the least

By - October 17, 2018

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

Unacceptable. Washington still has the nation’s most inequitable state tax code

Transformative changes are needed to create a tax code that works for everyone

By - October 15, 2018

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

Income gains are not being shared equally

New Census data show many Washingtonians of color are still facing barriers to economic opportunity

By - October 12, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Good Jobs, Poverty & Basic Needs

I-1631 invests in what matters

Clean air, thriving communities, and good jobs far outweigh pollution fee’s costs

By - October 5, 2018

Ballot Measures, Healthy People & Communities

Four community leaders join the Budget & Policy Center board

By - September 7, 2018

B&PC News

Modernizing the Working Families Tax Credit would rebalance the tax code, grow local economies, and help workers thrive

By - August 14, 2018

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

Yes on I-1631: An inclusive approach to building healthier communities

By - July 18, 2018

Ballot Measures, Equity, Healthy People & Communities

Set kids up for success from early learning through higher education

By - July 10, 2018

Early Learning, Economic Well-Being, Education, Equity, K-12 Schools, KIDS COUNT, Postsecondary Ed

Child savings accounts advance economic opportunities for kids and families

By Hana Jang and Jennifer Tran - July 2, 2018

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

U.S. Supreme Court decision puts Washington’s economic well-being at risk

By - June 27, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Good Jobs, State Budget & Revenue, Working Families Tax Credit

KIDS COUNT: Inaccurate census data could jeopardize progress for Washington’s kids

June 27, 2018

Equity, Federal Policy, KIDS COUNT

A Conversation with our Outgoing Narver Fellow

By - June 7, 2018

B&PC News

Washington state’s members of Congress should reject SNAP cuts in the Farm Bill

By - April 27, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Poverty & Basic Needs

Five essential truths about our state tax code

By - April 12, 2018

Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue, Tax Break Transparency & Accountability, Working Families Tax Credit

Washington state must ensure kids are on the path to a healthy life

By - April 11, 2018

Equity, Healthy People & Communities, KIDS COUNT

Kids of color are leading the way into a more racially diverse state

By - April 11, 2018

Equity, KIDS COUNT

Threats to food assistance in Farm Bill could harm thousands of Washington households

By Misha Werschkul, executive director, and Hana Jang, Narver fellow - April 5, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Poverty & Basic Needs

Final budget brings momentous victories for communities, but property tax cuts will come at a cost

By - March 14, 2018

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, Legislative Agenda, Property Tax, State Budget & Revenue

In final budget, lawmakers should take the best from House and Senate proposals

By - February 23, 2018

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue

House budget smartly proposes capital gains tax, but ignores Supreme Court’s order to fund schools this year

By - February 20, 2018

Capital Gains, State Budget & Revenue, Uncategorized

Senate budget proposal makes key necessary investments, but paying for tax cuts with rainy day funds would undercut state’s long-term fiscal health

By - February 19, 2018

Budget & Tax Analysis, Property Tax, State Budget & Revenue

Our testimony on House Bill 2967 and the need to close the capital gains tax break

February 16, 2018

Budget & Tax Analysis, Capital Gains, Education, State Budget & Revenue

State’s strong bump in projected revenue will allow lawmakers to devote more funding to schools

By - February 15, 2018

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

President Trump’s budget won’t strengthen the economy. It will harm Washington state

By - February 12, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities

Lawmakers must reinvest in WorkFirst to restore the promise of basic support to families facing poverty

By - January 30, 2018

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

State legislators should focus on advancing shared prosperity during 2018 legislative session

By - January 5, 2018

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Legislative Agenda, State Budget & Revenue

Governor’s proposal to salvage community investments shows need for systemic tax reform

By Kelli Smith and Andy Nicholas - December 15, 2017

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

An inclusive economy is essential for all Washingtonians, our economy, and the future progress of our state

By Jennifer Tran, Kelli Smith, Julie Watts, Melinda Young-Flynn - December 13, 2017

Economic Well-Being, Education, Equity, Good Jobs, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs, Progress in Washington

Washington’s Representatives must reject tax bill that would devastate the middle class and our state economy

By - December 2, 2017

Federal Budget & Tax, Federal Policy

Governor’s initiative on economic security is a big win for Washington’s families

By - November 29, 2017

Economic Well-Being, Poverty & Basic Needs, State Budget & Revenue

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