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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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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Ensuring foster care system success requires investment

EOI Intern | January 15, 2015

According to the Children’s Bureau’s most recent data, Washington receives one of the high

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Two lessons for Washington’s legislators from the 2014 election

Marilyn Watkins | November 10, 2014

Reading what voters really want from election results is a tricky business. But now that t

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