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    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.

    Washington 2015 Budget Guide

    Issue Brief | January 27, 2015 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Adopting a budget will be the main task of Washington’s legislature in 2015. The state’s elected leaders face a big challenge. Income inequality is constricting family budgets and the whole economy, here in Washington and nationwide. Washington also has an outdated tax system that no longer fits our economy.

    3 Steps to Funding Washington’s Education System

    Issue Brief | March 28, 2014 | By Marilyn Watkins

    We can’t afford to provide the young people of Washington state with the best education because our outdated tax system is so out of sync with the modern economy. It’s up to us, the voters and decision-makers, to come up with the revenue plan that will amply fund education. Providing for the education of our

    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 services, damaging lives and constraining future opportunities. Class sizes are larger, fewer children are enrolled in quality early learning, young adults pay sharply higher tuition, and vulnerable elderly and disabled

    Washington State Budget 101

    Fact Sheet | November 27, 2012

    Where does state revenue come from, and how is it spent? Why does Washington face budget deficits – and how big have budget cuts really been? Get answers to these and other important budget and tax policy questions in this convenient fact sheet.

    House of Straw: How Washington’s tax system undermines our economic future – and how to fix it

    Report | October 1, 2012 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Washington needs a new tax system. As a state, we have been ratcheting down the level of spending on education for at least two decades, depriving many of our children and young adults of the foundations they need to achieve their full potential. Even after we restore full employment and economic growth, we s

    $2 Billion in Progressive Annual Revenue for Washington

    Fact Sheet | February 14, 2012

    This brief lists, in detail, $2 billion in annual state revenue that could be raised by asking the wealthiest corporations and people to pay their fair share, ending tax preferences for big banks and and commercial farms, and updating our tax code to reflect our 21st century economy.

    $2 Billion in Progressive Annual Revenue for Washington

    Fact Sheet | December 20, 2011

    This brief lists, in detail, $2 billion in annual state revenue that could be raised by asking the wealthiest corporations and people to pay their fair share, ending tax preferences for big banks and and commercial farms, and updating our tax code to reflect our 21st century economy.

    One Billion in Progressive Revenue

    Fact Sheet | November 14, 2011

    Washington legislators will convene a special session on November 28th to respond to a $1.4 billion drop in expected revenue for the remainder of the 2011-13 state budget. As this fact sheet outlines, by closing tax breaks that favor the few and wealthy, our state can support up to $1 billion in public invest

    Revenues to Rebuild Washington’s Economy

    Fact Sheet | October 21, 2011

    Washington lawmakers have slashed billions of dollars from the state operating budget since 2008, crippling individuals, schools, and communities in every part of the state. Meanwhile, tax breaks for the wealthiest people and corporations undercut investments in the education system and infrastructure needed

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