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Tax dollars at work: What public health systems do for our communities

An Inclusive Economy Funding Public Services

John Burbank | August 24, 2018

Two weeks ago, my adult son’s temperature shot up to 102. And it stayed between 101 and 104 for a week. He is immune suppressed, thanks to a biologic he takes for Crohn’s disease (so don’t believe all the pretty ads for Humira which are saturating TV now…. But that is another story….) He had diarrhea, no appe

Senate candidates turn out for forum ahead of primary

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| August 1, 2018 | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Stop Letting Billionaires Shirk Their Duties to the Community

An Inclusive Economy

John Burbank | July 27, 2018

We all seem to be suckers, distracted by the Trumpian antics and losing focus on corporate privilege and compensation. We shrug it off as if to say, “Shit happens.” But if we take some power into our own hands, we can make good things the reality, rather than losing ourselves to a national preoccupation with

Washington state ranks among the worst for income inequality

An Inclusive Economy Progressive Tax Reform

| July 23, 2018 | Puget Sound Business Journal

Czy Amazon zrujnował Seattle? Wielkie inwestycje to też nowe problemy (in Polish)

An Inclusive Economy Ending Corporate Tax Breaks

| July 23, 2018 | Forsal

Voter’s Guide to the Washington State Budget

An Inclusive Economy Ending Corporate Tax Breaks Funding Public Services Progressive Tax Reform

Issue Brief | Aaron Keating | July 20, 2018

We all want to live in a prosperous state with thriving communities. Washingtonians consistently identify the same set of public priorities for state leaders: excellent schools, well-maintained infrastructure, protecting the vulnerable, quality health care, responsive police, and stewardship of the state’s na

Happy 1st Anniversary for Progressive Revenue in Seattle!

An Inclusive Economy Progressive Tax Reform

John Burbank | July 10, 2018

One year ago, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the first progressive income tax in our state in 85 years. This tax on incomes in excess of $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for families will produce sufficient revenue – more than $200 million a year – to lower property taxes, provide affordable

Unemployment and Underemployment Rates

State Economy State of Working Washington

| July 10, 2018

Washington’s unemployment rate has declined steadily since 2016, and now matches the pre-Great Recession low of 4.7%. It’s been a long road to recovery — and official unemployment numbers do not include the many discouraged people who are no longer actively looking for employment, and others who are working

Is Bezos holding Seattle hostage? The cost of being Amazon’s home

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| July 4, 2018 | The Guardian

There’s a Cloud Over Seattle

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| June 19, 2018 | Seattle Mag

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