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Podcast: Addressing Washington State’s Tax Structure

We recorded this podcast at our recent 2017 Re-Wire Policy Conference. This panel featured Rep. Noel Frame, Vice Chair of the House Finance Committee, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, Member of the House Finance Committee, and Andy Nicholas, Associate Director of Fiscal Policy at the Washington Budget & Policy Center.

Andy Nicholas talks through the value of taxes and the current flaws in our tax system. You can view his presentation here. Rep. Stokesbary talks about the different approaches to reform, touching on an income tax, sales tax, and the B&O tax. Rep. Noel Frame provides a political analysis of why tax reform hasn’t yet happened in Washington State. There is one thing everyone seems to agree on: the B&O tax needs some serious work.

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