Publication Date: January 2010
Publisher: Economic Opportunity Institute
Author(s): Marilyn Watkins
Research Area: Banking and finance; Government
Keywords: taxes; balance budget
Type: Fact sheet
These fact sheets summarize a budget solution that closes Washington's $2.8 billion shortfall this year -- and provides long-term budget stability in future years. By closing tax exemptions that no longer serve a compelling public purpose and carefully choosing new sources of revenue, lawmakers can stabilize funding for quality schools, affordable health care, a safety net for the most vulnerable, affordable housing, public safety, and a clean environment. This responsible approach will help balance the state budget without eroding the high quality of life that makes our state a great place to live, work, raise a family and do business.
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