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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3 Steps to Funding Washington’s Education System

Issue Brief | March 28, 2014

We can’t afford to provide the young people of Washington state with the best education be

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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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Latest Blog Posts

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Four solutions for Washington state’s budget dilemma

Marilyn Watkins | 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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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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