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.

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Research and Publications

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Building a Responsible Budget for Washington State

Issue Brief | March 28th, 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 27th, 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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Media Reminder: ALEC’s “Rich States, Poor States” Last Methodology Stands Debunked

Economic Opportunity Institute | April 14th, 2014

As the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) prepares to release its 2014 version o

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Can we all benefit from the economy?

John Burbank | January 15th, 2014

The slow recovery from the great recession has heightened stark inequality in Puget Sound.

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