Virtual Conversation | Recapping the 2021 Session: Legislative Republicans, May 18, 2021 Register

Political Economy

Report: Washington State’s safety net serves workers better than any other state

A recent Oxfam America report ranks Washington State as having the best safety net in the country for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In determining...Read More

Capital gains: Where one vote makes a difference

It’s a cliché to think that one’s vote doesn’t make much of a difference in our politics. In many instances, that is true. Whether you...Read More

Washington’s latest economic review: positive indicators amid ongoing uncertainty

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released their latest economic review this week, finding positive trends in the context of ongoing economic...Read More

“Never again” – Frame on the state dealing with a crisis without progressive revenue options

Rep. Noel Frame and Rep. Tana Senn answered questions Tuesday on the capital gains tax bills moving through the Legislature. At a briefing hosted by...Read More

Legislators and Advocates discuss progressive revenue bills ahead of fiscal committees cutoff

In conjunction with the fiscal cutoff for legislative committees today, a panel held by Balance Our Tax Code convened a group of House Democrats and...Read More

Progressive tax reform campaign continues as Legislature hears estate and capital gains proposals

With hearings scheduled this week for two bills introduced by legislative Democrats that would change Washington’s tax structure, advocates are continuing a public campaign to...Read More

Rep. Timm Ormsby provides update on covid relief legislation

Rep. Timm Ormsby (D – Spokane), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, is the prime sponsor of the Democratic COVID-19 relief package. The bill is...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Noel Frame on her Washington State Wealth Tax

Rep. Noel Frame (D – Seattle) serves as Chair of the House Finance Committee. In that capacity, she has jurisdiction over tax and fiscal policy...Read More

Takeaways from House Appropriations Work Session on Stokesbary’s covid relief package

The House Appropriations Committee held a work session this week for Rep. Drew Stokesbary’s $4 billion COVID-19 economic relief package. The work session followed a...Read More

Sen. Karen Keiser answers questions about SB 5061 ahead of floor vote

Senate Bill 5061, legislation that would prevent a drastic increase in unemployment taxes for businesses and increase the minimum weekly unemployment benefit for workers, will...Read More