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    Who Really Pays: An analysis of the tax structures in 15 cities throughout Washington State

    Report | April 4, 2018 | By Matthew Caruchet

    For a PDF of this report, click here. Introduction Many Washingtonians feel they are heavily taxed. They are – if they’re working class or middle class. Wealthy residents pay a tax rate many times lower than the rates other people pay. But due to our opaque tax system, it’s hard to understand how much we pay

    We Need to Update Equal Pay Laws

    Fact Sheet | January 8, 2018

    EOI’s 2018 Policy Priorities

    Fact Sheet | January 1, 2018

    Our mission: build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families & workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. Legislative and Legal Action Health Care: Identify and develop state-based solutions to maintain and expand

    The Road to Winning Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

    Report | November 11, 2017 | By Marilyn Watkins

    For a PDF version of this report, click here. Late in the evening on June 30, 2017, the Washington State Legislature adopted one of the nation’s most comprehensive paid family and medical leave (PFML) policies. The vote was strongly bipartisan – 37 to 12 in the Senate and 65 to 29 in the House. Breaking rules

    Washington’s Education is Still Underfunded; the Legislature Remains in Contempt

    Issue Brief | November 7, 2017 | By John Burbank

    For a PDF of this report, click here. The Washington State Constitution states: “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste, or sex.” [1] In 2014, the State Supr

    Delivering on the promise of Social Security: America’s pension plan

    Fact Sheet | November 3, 2017 | By Aaron Keating

    Social Security is crucial to Washingtonians’ economic security and our state’s economy Nearly 1.3 million Washington residents receive Social Security benefits, representing 18% of the state’s population, who in turn provide income for 30% of the state’s households.[1] Seventy-five percent of benefit recipie

    Seattle: Creating Progressive Funding for Urgent Public Needs

    Presentation | May 31, 2017 | By John Burbank

    We can protect Seattle’s great quality of life and lead the way on community investments in affordable housing, homelessness solutions, educational equity and climate action by fixing our upside-down tax code.

    2016 Annual Report

    Report | March 31, 2017

    Our Mission The Economic Opportunity Institute’s mission is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. Heather’s Story Life is unpredictable, but paid family and

    2017 Policy Agenda

    Fact Sheet | February 10, 2017 | By Marilyn Watkins

    The mission of the Economic Opportunity Institute is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families & workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. Priorities for Action Paid Family and Medical Leave: At some poi

    The Popular, Affordable Path for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

    Issue Brief | November 23, 2016 | By Marilyn Watkins

    A just-released study funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant to the State of Washington shows strong public support for a paid family and medical leave program – and new cost estimates that put such a program easily within reach of most workers and employers: Three in four Washington voters support a stat

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