Funding Public Services through Progressive Tax Reform
Amply-funded public services benefit all Washingtonians. However, our state has an out-of-date tax system that ultimately hurts all of us. Washington’s tax code is rigged to protect the large corporations and the very wealthy. The state’s reliance on regressive sales tax and property tax results in working people subsidizing the rich as well as public funding that continually falls short of what’s necessary. EOI advocates for closing egregious loopholes that amount to giveaways to big business and billionaires, reforming existing taxes like the real-estate excise tax and estate tax to make them more fair and robust, and passing new progressive policies such as a state wealth tax. We work with community partners to pass progressive revenue policies. A modern, progressive, and ample tax system can fully fund the programs and services that create a Washington where we can all thrive.