January 3, 2020

Public News Service: Will WA Lawmakers Tackle Tax Fairness in 2020?

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How can Washington state create a more just society in 2020? Two experts say the state should tax its way toward that goal.

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ranks Washington last in the nation in terms of tax-system fairness, with low-income residents shouldering the biggest tax burden as a portion of their income.

Katie Baird, an economics professor at the University of Washington Tacoma, says economic policies like these are central to issues of social justice.

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