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Corporate tax subsidies take up 15 cents of every public dollar spent in Washington

Recently, the New York Times released a database examining the incentives and subsidies corporations receive from various states. They identified 48 companies that have received more than $100 million in state grants since 2007, including companies with strong ties to

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

An introduction to the WA state budget: We need more scrutiny of tax breaks

Excerpted from Washington State Budget 101: While the legislature deals with budget gaps by cutting public schools, home health care for vulnerable seniors, preschool for low-income kids, and access to college, 100s of tax breaks for profitable corporations go unexamined.

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy

Nick Hanauer: Raise Taxes on Rich to Reward True Job Creators

Nick Hanauer – a wealthy Seattle entrepreneur, philanthropist and venture capitalist – recently authored a column in Bloomberg Business week titled “Raise Taxes on Rich to Reward True Job Creators.” His argument: simple supply and demand. That’s why I can

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy

Take action to rebuild our economic future

We face stark choices in Washington State this year about our future and the things we value. For example: Do we put college out of reach for more than 10,000 low-income students by cutting their financial aid — or do

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity, Health Care
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