Let's Make Washington Work For Everyone

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As reported in the New York Times, Washington is at the top of the list of “Terrible 10” regressive tax system because compared to the richest Washingtonians, the people who can least afford it pay a much higher portion of their incomes in state and local taxes that fund schools, health care, public safety, and other investments that create jobs and promote a strong state economy. The people who can least afford it contribute the most into our revenue system, meaning most of us are picking up the tab for the wealthiest few. The burden is even greater on communities of color, who pay a disproportionate portion of Washington’s state and local taxes.