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Who Really Pays: An analysis of the tax structures in 15 cities throughout Washington State

An Inclusive Economy Funding Public Services Progressive Tax Reform

Report | Matthew Caruchet | April 4, 2018

For a PDF of this report, click here. Introduction Many Washingtonians feel they are heavily taxed. They are – if they’re working class or middle class. Wealthy residents pay a tax rate many times lower than the rates other people pay. But due to our opaque tax system, it’s hard to understand how much we pay

We Need to Update Equal Pay Laws

A Fair Deal at Work Equal Pay

Fact Sheet | January 8, 2018

EOI’s 2018 Policy Priorities

EOI

Fact Sheet | January 1, 2018

Our mission: build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families & workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. Legislative and Legal Action Health Care: Identify and develop state-based solutions to maintain and expand

The Road to Winning Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Report | Marilyn Watkins | November 11, 2017

For a PDF version of this report, click here. Late in the evening on June 30, 2017, the Washington State Legislature adopted one of the nation’s most comprehensive paid family and medical leave (PFML) policies. The vote was strongly bipartisan – 37 to 12 in the Senate and 65 to 29 in the House. Breaking rules

Washington’s Education is Still Underfunded; the Legislature Remains in Contempt

Early Learning Educational Opportunity Higher Education K-12 Education

Issue Brief | John Burbank | November 7, 2017

For a PDF of this report, click here. The Washington State Constitution states: “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste, or sex.” [1] In 2014, the State Supr

Seattle: Creating Progressive Funding for Urgent Public Needs

An Inclusive Economy Progressive Tax Reform

Presentation | John Burbank | May 31, 2017

We can protect Seattle’s great quality of life and lead the way on community investments in affordable housing, homelessness solutions, educational equity and climate action by fixing our upside-down tax code.

2016 Annual Report

EOI

Report | March 31, 2017

Our Mission The Economic Opportunity Institute’s mission is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. Heather’s Story Life is unpredictable, but paid family and

2017 Policy Agenda

EOI

Fact Sheet | Marilyn Watkins | February 10, 2017

The mission of the Economic Opportunity Institute is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families & workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. Priorities for Action Paid Family and Medical Leave: At some poi

The Popular, Affordable Path for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Issue Brief | Marilyn Watkins | November 23, 2016

A just-released study funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant to the State of Washington shows strong public support for a paid family and medical leave program – and new cost estimates that put such a program easily within reach of most workers and employers: Three in four Washington voters support a stat

Improving Early Childhood Education Through Workforce Compensation

Early Learning Educational Opportunity

Issue Brief | Carolanne Sanders, John Burbank | October 20, 2016

Washington has taken commendable steps toward building a high quality early childhood education system. Substantive public investment in early learning – primarily through the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Early Achievers Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) –  is expand

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