Washington Policy Review | 6.23.2010

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John Burbank: Reducing Social Security benefits isn’t ‘responsibility’

The inside-the-beltway crowd is sneaking up on us again. You may have picked up on some news regarding the “National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.” | More

Will business owners pay state income tax?

Of Washington tax filers claiming net business income from a sole proprietorship, S-corporation and/or partnership, only 10.6% show an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of more than $200,000. And since 85% of high-income returns are filed jointly, a substantial proportion of those tax filers would be exempt from state income tax on AGI up to $400,000/year. | More

How will property tax reductions affect business and property owners?

Initiative 1098 includes a 20% across-the-board cut in the state portion of the property tax levy, which will reduce property taxes for both businesses and individuals that own property. This will benefit the 2/3 of Washington households that own their homes, as well as businesses of all sizes owning property. | More

Save the Date: EOI’s Fall event is coming!

Please mark your calendars, and look for online registration to begin in September. | More

Hot off the Blog: Support for paid sick days extends across the political spectrum

A recent survey asking Americans about their support for paid sick days revealed surprising results. | More

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