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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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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Seattle: Creating Progressive Funding for Urgent Public Needs

Presentation | May 31, 2017

We can protect Seattle’s great quality of life and lead the way on community investments i

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Latest Blog Posts

Happy 1st Anniversary for Progressive Revenue in Seattle!

John Burbank | July 10, 2018

One year ago, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the first progressive income tax

Socialist Linchpin Moody’s Investors Service Blasts Amazon’s Influence on Seattle

Matthew Caruchet | May 31, 2018

Karl Marx-inspired credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service issued a report this mo

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