Washington State Reform – News Articles

 News Articles on Tax reform in Washington State

Tax Changes in the House Democrat’ Budget, Sara Gentzler, Washington State Wire, March 25, 2019

Transparency Matters: States like Washington need to adopt a tax expenditure budget, Steve Zemke, The Cascadia Advocate, Jan 29, 2018.

Lawmakers want to reign in Washington’s many tax breaks, Josh Kelty, Bellevue Reporter, Jan. 24, 2018

Boeing got a record tax break from Washington State and cut jobs, LA Times, July 2, 2017

Washington companies got $500 million in tax breaks and that just the ones we know about, KUOW, May 5, 2016

Tax-loophole addicts fall off the wagon, Peter Callaghan, union-bulletin.com, July 10, 2013

Darigold tax break irks Rep. Reuven Carlyle, Brian M Rosenthal, Seattle Times, July 5, 2013

Tax breaks instrumental in reaching state budget deal, Andrew Garber, Seattle Times, June 29, 2013

Republicans Add Last Minute Tax Breaks, Carryn Vande Griend, Publicola, June 28, 2013

Senate Republicans Hold Budget Deal Hostage Over Drowning-Government-in-a Bathtub Measure, Goldy, the Stranger, June 10, 2013

State Senate Passes Budget Plan, Rachael LaCorte, Seattle Times, June 8, 2013

Senate passes revised budget 25 -23, The Capitol Record, June 8, 2013

Closing tax loopholes would aid state in funding education, Bellingham Herald, June 2, 2013

Closing loopholes is not increasing taxes, HeraldNet.com, May 2013

Spin Control: GOP rhetoric can’t derail Democrats’ tax loophole closer, Jim Camden, Spokesman Review, April 28, 2013

Bill passed to extend taxes for education funding, westernfrontonline, April 26, 2013

Progressives meet Eyman’s push with their own initiative, John Stang, Crosscut, April 25, 2013

Tim Eyman plans limiting tax increases to one year, Seattle Times, April 23, 2013

House Democrats drop proposal to make beer tax permanent, Seattle Times, April 23, 2013

Our kids, seniors should trump tax loopholes, The Columbian, April 21, 2013

Lawmakers need to target useless tax breaks, The Bellingham Herald, April 17, 2013

Tax loopholes are letting needed money get away, HeraldNet, April 14, 2013

Washington State Senate budget plan emphasizes spending cuts, Oregon Live, April 3, 2013

Washington tax code is so full of holes it’s a doily, Seattle Times, April 3, 2013

Help schools with more money, not empty chatter, Danny Westneat, Seattle Times, March 30, 2013

Target tax exemptions needed for state revenue, Seattle Times editorial, March 30, 2013

Limiting the Trade-In Exemption: What It Would Mean, Matt Driscoll, SeattleWeekly.com,  March 29, 2013

Inslee’s plan: $1.22 billion in K-12 spending, Seattle Times, March 29, 2013

More information about Inslee’s proposed tax exemption closings, Washington State Office of Financial Management, March 2013

As part of Inslee’s first budget proposal Thursday, he pushed, Matt Driscoll, the Weekly, March 28, 2913

Inslee budget targets tax breaks, finds $1.2 B for schools, Seattle Times,  March 28, 2013

Ending unneeded tax breaks could help sew up the budget, the Olympian Editorial Board, March 28,2013

Washington State Governor Eyes Tax Loopholes for Elimination, Austin Jenkins, Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 15, 2013

More Proposed Tax Breaks = Less Prosperity , Washington State Budget and Policy Center, March 5, 2013

Washington State Supreme Court Decision – League of Education Voters vs State of Washington overturning Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1053 requiring 2/3 Legislative votes to raise revenue or repeal tax loopholes, February 28, 2013

Washington’s Flawed Revenue System – slideshow by Washington State Budget and Policy Center, Feb 26, 2013

More Ineffective Tax Breaks or Education, Health Care and Prosperity? The Choice is Clear, Washington State Budget and Policy Center, Feb. 26, 2013

We’re Number One at Taxing the Poor – Study Finds Washington State Maintains Nation’s Most Regressive Tax System , Goldy, the Stranger, Feb 6, 2013

How to pass a tax exemption through the finance committee,   Rep. Reuven Carlyle, Feb 2013

Washington State ranked Most Regressive in the Country, Publicola, Jan. 31, 2013

Education taxes loom, but will tech companies pay, Brier Dudley’s Blog on Seattle Times, Jan 28, 2013

Microsoft doesn’t need our tax break, Danny Westneat, Seattle Times, Sept. 24, 2011

Every Dollar Counts: Why it’s Time for Tax Expenditure Reform
By Andy Nicholas,  Washington State Budget and Policy Center, 2011

Nine Ways to fix Washington’s Tax Mess, Dick Nelson, Crosscut, Oct. 5, 2012

Olympia: Breaking up with a tax favor is so hard to do, Dick Nelson, Crosscut, Oct 3, 2012

New National Report Outlines Effective Tax Expenditure Budgets, Schmudget Blog, May 12, 2012

The Solution – Close Tax Loopholes, Eli Sanders, The Stranger, March 23, 2011

The Problem Isn’t Runaway Spending, Goldy, The Stranger, March 23, 2011

Increase transparency by creating a tax expenditure budget, Schmudget Blog, Feb 2, 2011

State tax breaks for businesses need scrutiny  now,  Dick Nelson, Crosscut Feb 2, 2011