The Economics Opportunity Institute has produced this itemized list of how the state can generate $2 billion dollars in revenue.
The right wing think tank Washington Policy Center is proposing an amendment to the Washington State Constitution to make a permanent 2/3 super-majority requirement on raising revenue. See Citizens’ Guide to Initiative 1185: To Affirm the Two-thirds Vote Requirement for Tax Increases. Duch an amendment will be needed if the State Supreme Court rules I-1153 […]
This evening I attended a viewing of the film Shift Change. “It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.” The filmmakers, Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young, were present to answer questions. They live in the Renton area, I believe. […]
The Washington State ballot has several advisory votes about tax increases approved by the legislature. Because of Tim Eyman’s anti-tax initiative, voters are given the opportunity to vote to “Maintain” or “Repeal” any tax increases and any eliminations of tax loopholes (aka “preferences”). (The votes are non-binding.) What’s particularly annoying about these advisory votes is […]