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.

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Research and Publications

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Building a Responsible Budget for Washington State

Issue Brief | March 28, 2013

Since the Great Recession began in 2008, Washington has cut billions in funding for public

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Washington State Budget 101

Fact Sheet | November 27, 2012

Where does state revenue come from, and how is it spent? Why does Washington face budget d

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Latest Blog Posts

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Why Washington state’s tax system continues to fail our kids

Marilyn Watkins | September 18, 2014

The kids are back in school – and last week the Washington Supreme Court gave the State Le

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The Next Great American Hero

Marilyn Watkins | July 4, 2014

Last week I was in Washington, DC and had a morning free of meetings to wander among the m

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