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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, Fines and fees, 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

It is critical to our future to protect the democratic process & dismantle white supremacy

A statement from the Washington State Budget & Policy Center

January 15, 2021

B&PC News, Equity, Federal Policy, State Budget & Revenue

Governor’s budget a good start, but more must be done to meet urgent need

Washington lawmakers must act boldly this legislative session

By Margaret Babayan, policy analyst, and Andy Nicholas, senior policy fellow - December 23, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, COVID-19, Equity

New data emphasize need to prioritize support for kids of color during pandemic

Pandemic “pain points” are worsening longstanding disparities, and they must be addressed

December 15, 2020


Lawmakers must change unjust driver’s license suspension policies

Current policies endanger public safety and entrap residents in a cycle of debt and economic hardship

By Evan Walker, policy analyst, and Andy Nicholas, senior policy fellow - November 30, 2020

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Progress in Washington

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