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Op-ed: The Working Families Tax Credit is an investment in Washington’s recovery

We all know the massive toll that COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout have taken on us all. But at long last, we are starting...Read More

Op-ed: State lawmakers have the right budget approach for our recovery

State policies – backed up by investments in the state budget – are moral documents, and they have the power to support a better life...Read More

Am I taxed too much?: A comparative look at Washington State

Answering the question of whether someone is taxed too much or perhaps not enough requires some level of comparison. Answering this question in absolute terms...Read More

Am I taxed too much? Understanding the impacts of fiscal policy

This week, our team at the Wire is publishing a series of stories on what the K-shaped recovery looks like. Part of the idea is...Read More

Series: What the K-shaped recovery looks like

This week, we bring you a multi-media series focused on fiscal policy and the state of the COVID economy. With the last five weeks of...Read More

Gary Locke for Seattle mayor?

Is Gary Locke running for Seattle mayor? Maybe. And if he does, he might be hard to beat....Read More

Democrats have a messaging problem on capital gains. Here is how they can fix it.

On capital gains, Democrats in Olympia have a messaging problem. Here is how they fix it....Read More

New Studies Will Test Flexibility of “Simpson Concept” for Salmon & Dams

Last month, US Representative Mike Simpson (R – Idaho) surprised many Northwesterners when he announced a $33.5 billion concept to breach (i.e., remove) the four...Read More

WSLC: Vaccinate all public-facing workers

Washington State Labor Council President Larry Brown issued the following statement today in response to directives from President Joe Biden and Gov. Jay Inslee to...Read More

Op-ed: An Unexpected GOP Impeachment Hero

It’s said in the Armed Forces that soldiers who show conspicuous bravery in battle often aren’t the ones known as the toughest around the barracks....Read More