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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Seattle: Creating Progressive Funding for Urgent Public Needs

Presentation | May 31, 2017

We can protect Seattle’s great quality of life and lead the way on community investments i

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Washington 2015 Budget Guide

Issue Brief | January 27, 2015

Adopting a budget will be the main task of Washington’s legislature in 2015. The state’s e

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Latest Blog Posts

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Let Amazon Hike Up Rents Somewhere Else

John Burbank | September 8, 2017

Amazon is planning to open a second headquarters (in Amazon speak, HQ2), in another city –

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A city of riches? EOI analysis shows most Seattle filers make less than 50K

Economic Opportunity Institute | August 30, 2017

Via the Seattle Times: For all Seattle’s newfound affluence, there are still a whole lot o

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