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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

What Washington got for Boeing’s $305 million tax break

Tax Reform Tax and Budget

John Burbank | May 4, 2016

Last week Boeing reported that it had skipped out on $305 million in taxes in 2015. Back in 2013, the Legislature enacted a special Boeing exemption from business taxes. The legislative intent was to keep jobs in Washington. But that was not written into the tax exemption bill. So in spite of, or maybe becaus

What we got for Boeing’s $305M break

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| John Burbank | May 4, 2016 | Everett Herald

State of Washington Budget

Tax and Budget

| April 29, 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.

Petition calls for taxing Olympia’s wealthiest households to create college fund

Education Higher Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

Economic Opportunity Institute | April 15, 2016

[via The Olympian] A petition is circulating for a new ordinance that would tax Olympia’s wealthiest households to generate college tuition money for all local high school graduates. Backed by a volunteer group called Opportunity for Olympia, the proposal calls for creating a 1.5 percent tax on household inco

Petition calls for taxing Olympia’s wealthiest households to create college fund

Education Higher Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

| April 15, 2016 | The Olympian

Taxes are a potluck buffet – and we’re the better for it

Column State Economy Tax and Budget

John Burbank | April 6, 2016

This being early April, I found myself working on my taxes during some beautiful sunny weather last weekend — and wishing I’d done them the week before, when it was raining! It’s too bad paying taxes feels like such a solitary activity, because it’s really a community endeavor. I think of it like a potluck bu

A look at the buffet your taxes provide

Column Tax and Budget

| John Burbank | April 6, 2016 | Everett Herald

Eyman has one thing right: lower sales tax

Tax Reform Tax and Budget

| John Burbank | November 18, 2015 | Everett Herald

The polls may tell us we’re divided on who to vote for, but in our hearts I think we all want similar things: to ensure kids can get a strong start in life, to have a college degree or a professional trade to be within everyone’s reach, to have clean and safe places to play; and to live in safe and vibrant ne

Eyman has it partly right: Lower the sales tax. The rest…needs some work.

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John Burbank | November 18, 2015

The polls may tell us we’re divided on who to vote for, but in our hearts I think we all want similar things: to ensure kids can get a strong start in life, to have a college degree or a professional trade to be within everyone’s reach, to have clean and safe places to play; and to live in safe and vibrant ne

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