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Seattle City Council Committee Hosts “Trump-Proof Seattle: A Lunch and Learn Forum on Tax Justice”

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Economic Opportunity Institute | March 2, 2017

The Seattle City Council’s Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development & Arts Committee met for a “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss a plan to “Trump-Proof Seattle” (i.e. Seattle’s budget) by taxing unearned income (capital gains, interest and dividends) for households with incomes above $250,000. Wat

Coalition wants to ‘Trump-proof’ Seattle with income tax

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Economic Opportunity Institute | February 28, 2017

The Transit Riders Union, Economic Opportunity Institute and other local organizations are launching a campaign called “Trump Proof Seattle” to start a city income tax on wealthy households. Transit Riders Union General Secretary Katie Wilson said the campaign is a response to the threat of Seattle’s losing f

Coalition wants to ‘Trump-proof’ Seattle with income tax

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| February 28, 2017 | Seattle Times

Tax breaks for Boeing have helped send jobs out of state

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John Burbank | February 22, 2017

Here’s a headline that should make us happy: “Trump, Battered in Washington, Is Buoyed at Boeing Rally.” That was from the New York Times, last Friday. But the funny thing is, there was no Boeing rally in our state, where the vast majority of Boeing workers live and work, making the vast majority of Boeing’s

The Urbanist to host “Towards a Statewide Income Tax” with John Burbank

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Economic Opportunity Institute | January 25, 2017

  Join John Burbank, EOI’s Executive Director, at The Urbanist’s free monthly social event to discuss possible paths toward a statewide income tax. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Belltown Pub (2322 First Avenue, Seattle). Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit T

ACA repeal: millions lose insurance, billionaires get a tax cut

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John Burbank | January 18, 2017

One item has gone nearly unmentioned in the media about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act: it would be a massive tax cut for wealthy Americans. “One of the main ways the ACA makes health insurance affordable is by providing families earning less than 400 percent of the poverty line (i.e., less than $85,00

Inslee’s budget is pragmatic — but our students need state leaders to go bold

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Marilyn Watkins | December 20, 2016

Whether delighted or appalled at the outcome of November’s national elections, pretty much everyone agrees good schools are important. Every kid deserves a shot at opportunity, regardless of the color of their skin, the income of their parents, or the zip code of their residence. Beyond that basic human right

Inslee’s Budget A Victory For Equitable Education

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| Marilyn Watkins | December 20, 2016 | South Seattle Emerald

State of Washington Budget

Tax and Budget

| December 16, 2016

Explore the State of Washington’s budget and learn how the money is being spent. Budget data is updated when new legislative proposals are released.

You have meaningful decisions to make on your ballot

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Economic Opportunity Institute | November 3, 2016

Have you had your ballot on the kitchen counter — for almost two weeks now — and still not opened it up to vote? Or maybe you forgot where you put it? Or maybe you recycled it, and now don’t know where to get your ballot to vote. Or maybe you just want to wait until the last minute to vote. I hope that is the

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