A state income tax would meet budget needs

Commentary | April 22, 2015 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

Neither party has a long-term plan for fully funding K-12 education, higher education, mental health, public employee contracts and teacher cost-of-living adjustments. Why not? Because neither party has the will to implement systemic changes in our tax system. But, as our state treasurer, Jim McIntire, states, β€œit is mathematically impossible to sustain any education system with our state's shrinking tax base.”

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