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Taxes are Patriotic

Via Sightline Institute: I filed my taxes a long time ago (just one of the many benefits of being married to someone far, far more organized than I am). So, I haven’t been thinking about my own taxes much this

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Progressive Tax Reform

Law Enforcement Leaders Speak Out for Early Learning

From the Washington News Service: SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington spends more than $800 million a year on corrections, and advocates for children believe there’s a way to reduce that number – by funding early learning programs. On Thursday, the Spokane

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

$2 million for country club members or school lunches for low-income kids?

From LivingGreedy.com: vs. It’s the quintessential “sport” – friends gathered in their best pink argyle, smoking cigars around the first tee at dawn, waiting for their caddies to carry over their clubs and yardage books. The best part? Members of

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Ending Corporate Tax Breaks, Progressive Tax Reform

Moody’s downgrades Nevada’s credit rating: Is Washington gambling with the same fate?

Last week the credit rating agency Moody’s downgraded Nevada’s general obligation bonds – one of the most common type of state-issued bonds – from Aa1 to Aa2. Could the same happen to Washington state? Nevada’s lower rating certainly doesn’t put

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy

$4 million for display items at trade shows or medical interpreter services for thousands of patients?

From LivingGreedy.com: vs. It’s true: a ShamWow is more exciting when it’s being shown in the fourth city in six weeks. But we’re unconvinced that super-absorbent towels and other “unique” items deserve a tax exemption just because they’ve been on

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Check, Health Care

$12.5 million for elective cosmetic surgery or prescriptions for thousands of seniors?

From LivingGreedy.com: vs. Buy 9 Botox injections and get the 10th free, courtesy of the taxpayers of Washington! With a sales tax credit this generous, we expect to see a parade of plastic Hollywood stars moving north any time. Trade

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy

$80 million for non-organic fertilizer or in-home care for thousands of seniors?

From LivingGreedy.com: vs. $80 million? You’d think multi-national chemical companies were struggling to compete with gardeners making organic compost in their back yard. It’s almost enough to make us shed a nitrogen-laced tear for their Wall Street shareholders. Almost. End

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Check

Cameron Peters charts the path into – and out of – Washington state’s budget morass

When you’re lost, it’s best to figure out where you are before trying to get to where you want to go. So if you’re finding it difficult to get a clear handle on what’s going on with the state budget,

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy

Preserving Working Connections Child Care protects our families and our economy

Yesterday, my colleague Alex wrote about how the state’s Working Connections program helps working parents by making child care affordable. He’s right – but that’s only part of the story. High-quality child care is also crucial to getting children ready

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity
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