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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Why Washington’s elected leaders need to hear from you on tax day

Marilyn Watkins | April 15, 2015

April 15 – Tax Day! While people across the U.S. scramble to finish their federal tax retu

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Sign the Fair Revenue Petition – and get 10 friends to join you!

Economic Opportunity Institute | March 19, 2015

Washington’s tax system is by far the least fair in the nation: low-income workers pay muc

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