Monthly Archives: January 2010

Revenues to Close the Gap

An Inclusive Economy Progressive Tax Reform

Fact Sheet | January 27, 2010

Washington State is losing billions of dollars in uncollected tax revenue — more than $1.7 billion for FY 2011. This summary shows how targeted exemptions and tax changes will help solve the current budget shortfall, while providing long-term, sustainable solutions.

Washington Retirement Security Accounts: Universal Access to Retirement Security

A Fair Deal at Work Retirement Security Retirement Security Accounts

Fact Sheet | January 25, 2010

The Pension Problem Close to 70% of workers at small businesses have no employer-sponsored retirement plan. Complexity and cost prevent many workers and small businesses from starting plans. We’re living longer, yet retirement wealth has fallen for the majority of workers during the past two decades – even be

Creating jobs and boosting our economy

An Inclusive Economy Funding Public Services

Report | Marilyn Watkins | January 14, 2010

In 2009, Washington’s legislature slashed billions from the state budget, adding to the misery of recession by cutting services, jobs, and incomes of public servants.  Virtually every area of state government was affected, including K-12 education, higher education, health care, the social safety net, and pub

First Class in Learning – First Class in Life

Early Learning Educational Opportunity

Issue Brief | January 6, 2010

High-quality early learning cannot be achieved or sustained when the bonds between teacher and child are broken because teachers leave their jobs to gain higher paid employment in order to support their own families. But a 2005 report by the Economic Policy Institute estimates that 40% of Washington’s child c

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