Last June, we came closer to a government shutdown than ever before in Washington’s 128 year history. Why? The simple answer is Washington’s upside-down tax code.
Legislators are coming home from Olympia for one reason: to listen to you.
Washington is a great place to live - if you can afford it. Unfortunately, far too many people in our state are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
In a state known for firsts, why is Washington behind every other state when it comes to our tax code?
Washington’s state and local tax code is the most regressive in the nation – households with the lowest incomes pay taxes as a share of their income at a rate seven times higher than the richest households. That’s completely upside down.
As the nation reacts to how wealthy people and corporations benefit from tax breaks, we at All In For Washington are taking this important conversation into our communities.
We take a lot of pride in our state. We’ve proven we can do great things. And we believe we’re at our best when no one is left behind.
Our state budget is at the core of so many priorities that we advocate for as progressives, but we often steer clear of talking about it. One reason is that it’s difficult to make such a huge system interesting to the public.