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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Seattle’s Income Tax on the Affluent: Why We Will Prevail

John Burbank | November 24, 2017

The King County Superior Court ruled this week in favor of the wealthy plaintiffs regardin

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Winter Has Come to Seattle, But We Can Fight It

Matthew Caruchet | November 10, 2017

In old mythology, during the reign of Zeus and Hera, there lived a large tribe of tiny peo

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