Tax and Budget

From roads and utilities to schools, parks, and firefighters, everyone benefits from public investments that yield well-educated citizens, profitable businesses, safe communities and a healthy environment. But our state’s tax structure, last updated in the 1930s, is not able to meet the needs of our 21st century¬†economy. EOI is working to reform Washington’s tax structure to support investments in early learning, K-12, higher education and other critical public services while making our tax system more equitable for everyone.


Research and Publications

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Voter’s Guide to the Washington State Budget

Issue Brief | July 20, 2018

We all want to live in a prosperous state with thriving communities. Washingtonians consis

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

Report | April 4, 2018

For a PDF of this report, click here. Introduction Many Washingtonians feel they are heavi

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Latest Blog Posts

Stop Letting Billionaires Shirk Their Duties to the Community

John Burbank | July 27, 2018

We all seem to be suckers, distracted by the Trumpian antics and losing focus on corporate

Happy 1st Anniversary for Progressive Revenue in Seattle!

John Burbank | July 10, 2018

One year ago, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the first progressive income tax

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