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.

Research and Publications

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Voter’s Guide to the Washington State Budget

Issue Brief | July 20, 2018

We all want to live in a prosperous state with thriving communities. Washingtonians consis

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

Report | April 4, 2018

For a PDF of this report, click here. Introduction Many Washingtonians feel they are heavi

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Latest Blog Posts

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

John Burbank | August 24, 2018

Two weeks ago, my adult son’s temperature shot up to 102. And it stayed between 101 and 10

Stop Letting Billionaires Shirk Their Duties to the Community

John Burbank | July 27, 2018

We all seem to be suckers, distracted by the Trumpian antics and losing focus on corporate

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