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You don’t need an advanced math degree to understand basic budget principles. Even though our state budget is 487 pages and takes several months to produce, the budget itself is not a complex tool. It is essentially a plan of allocating funds for anticipated expenses based on projected revenues. The end result of our budget, like most budgets, falls into one of three categories: Surplus – Our expected revenue collections are higher than our planned expenses. Deficit – Our expected … Continue reading
USA Today recently reported that Washington had “by far the most regressive tax system nationwide.” Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D – Seattle) outlines Washington’s broken and regressive #tax structure, and explains how Washington’s high reliance on a #salestax has placed an unfair tax burden on its poorest residents. #taxfairness #taxes #waleg
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A recent report featured on KING5.com reveals that Washington has the worst taxes on average earners. In fact, the article says that “according to ‘Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States,’ a report released by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Washington has by far the most regressive tax system nationwide.” Since Washington state doesn’t have a progressive income tax like the federal government, we rely mainly on sales, property, and business … Continue reading
OLYMPIA – Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, and Rep. Tana Senn, D-Mercer Island, today announced their sponsorship of legislation to help close the gap in pay among female workers. The Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EPOA) addresses income disparities, employer discrimination and retaliation practices, and reaffirms Washington’s longstanding pursuit of equality in the workplace. “Even today, women are paid 80 cents for every dollar earned by men for similar work,” said Rep. Senn. “It’s time to revisit this issue so we move quickly … Continue reading