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Everybody Else Gets One: An analysis of tax breaks in Washington

Everybody Else Gets One: An analysis of tax breaks in Washington

April 21, 2008

Washington had 567 tax exemptions on the books at the end of 2007. These tax breaks added up to $15 billion in lost state and local revenue that could improve education, health, the environment, transportation, or other public services.  Providing

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

Video: A World of Opportunity

February 28, 2008

Based on finding from the report: “A World of Opportunity“. The report showcases the practical findings and the transformational nature of a study mission undertaken by a diverse group of 21 people (including members of the media, public school leadership

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

A World Of Opportunity: Inspirations From Abroad For Early Learning At Home

A World Of Opportunity: Inspirations From Abroad For Early Learning At Home

February 1, 2008

This report shares both the practical findings of the study tour and the transformational nature of the experience. The report begins with the nature and make-up of the study trip followed by a short introduction to early learning in England and Finland. The main body

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Early Childhood Education Study Tour Briefing Book

Early Childhood Education Study Tour Briefing Book

September 1, 2007

Welcome to the briefing book for the Economic Opportunity Institute & World Forum Foundation 2007 Early Learning Study Tour to England and Finland. This book sought to provide study tour participants with a basic factual grounding in the early learning

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The Full Story on Full Day

The Full Story on Full Day

July 1, 2007

All children deserve the best chance to succeed. It is their right and it is our responsibility. The Washington State Constitution enshrines “ample provision for the education of all children” as the primary duty of the state, and the people and their representatives bear this responsibility because

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Washington’s Estate Tax

Washington’s Estate Tax

September 1, 2006

Washington has had an inheritance or estate tax since 1901. From 1982 to 2001, Washington’s estate tax was fully deductible from the amount owed in federal estate taxes. In 2001, Congress voted to lower the federal tax and phase out

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Progressive Tax Reform

Adding Up: New Tax Breaks in Washington 2004-2006

Adding Up: New Tax Breaks in Washington 2004-2006

June 1, 2006

BARGAINING FOR TAX BREAKS has become a routine part of doing business. Across the United States, state and local governments are providing an estimated $50 billion in tax subsidies to businesses. Fearful of losing jobs, Washington, like other states, is

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Ending Corporate Tax Breaks

Fact Sheet: Windfall Profits

Fact Sheet: Windfall Profits

February 1, 2006

HB 2977 recognizes that the major oil companies are reaping windfall profits through the high price of gasoline. This has resulted in $20 million a day exported out of the Washington state economy.  HB 2977 would create an incentive for

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Funding Public Services

Regulating the Oil Industry and Corralling Oil Industry Profits for the Benefit of Citizens and Businesses in Washington State

Regulating the Oil Industry and Corralling Oil Industry Profits for the Benefit of Citizens and Businesses in Washington State

February 1, 2006

Washington citizens and businesses are paying historically high prices for gasoline while the major oil companies are reaping windfall profits. As a result, hundreds of millions of dollars are being taken from the budgets of families and businesses and exported

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The State of Working Washington 2005

The State of Working Washington 2005

October 1, 2005

After a lingering recession, jobs are increasing again throughout Washington. New jobs are opening across almost all sectors. The typical Washington worker continues to earn more than workers in most other states. Many Washington residents are doing very well. Nevertheless,

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy
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