Monthly Archives: September 2010

Washington State Budget Cuts $5.2 Billion — and Counting

An Inclusive Economy Funding Public Services Progressive Tax Reform

Fact Sheet | September 17, 2010

Over 3 budget years from 2009 to 2011, Washington State has grappled with a $12 billion shortfall between the projected need for public services and state revenues – which have plunged because of the recession. Federal stimulus money and the rainy day fund made up some of the difference, and the state raised

Why Initiative 1098 is right for Washington

An Inclusive Economy

Report | Marilyn Watkins | September 15, 2010

Initiative 1098 will reduce taxes for most Washington households by cutting property taxes and exempting small businesses from the business and occupation tax. I-1098 will also raise new revenue dedicated to education, health and long-term care by adding a modest tax on the wealthiest 1.2% – the group that is

Letter from John Burbank to the WA Dept of Labor and Industries

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Fact Sheet | John Burbank | September 15, 2010

This letter is to bring to your attention your legal duty to issue on September 30th an adjusted minimum  wage rate by increasing the current year’s minimum wage by the rate of inflation. To do otherwise is a  contravention of the law. The mechanism to do so is clearly specified in the law passed by the peopl

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