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WE'RE IN THE NEWS: BIG WEEK FOR TAXES

As lawmakers work in Olympia, the Children's Alliance and the Rebuilding Our Economic Future Coalition, of which the Children's Alliance is a member, continue to advocate for offsetting painful cuts with new revenue. 

Jon Gould, the Children’s Alliance Deputy Director, pointed out that HB 3183, has more elements than just a sales tax increase for the general fund. The bill would also direct new revenue to highway projects and public transportation.

Gould writes, “Note the potential alliance  re: where the revenue from this goes…general fund + transportation + public works.” In this way, the Rebuilding Our Economic Future Coalition, the 115-member alliance of labor, education, environmental, health care and human services groups, that supports this sales-tax increase, could get transportation advocates and even local county and city governments behind their approach.

 

Read the full article from Olympia Newswire.