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Tag Archives: Budgeting

History in the making: Washington State Senate opens floor debate on capital gains tax

Excerpt: It's a big day in the statehouse! For the first time, a proposal to fund essential public services with a capital gains tax is getting considered on the Senate floor.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Senate passes Biden’s American Rescue Plan with concessions to Senator Joe Manchin

Excerpt: With Alaska's United States Senator Dan Sullivan absent, Vice President Kamala Harris' tiebreaking vote was not needed to pass the bill. All fifty Democratic senators voted for it, while the other forty-nine Republicans voted against it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Flashback: Six years ago, The Seattle Times was all for a capital gains tax on the wealthy

Excerpt: In this installment of the Cascadia Advocate's long running series, the 2015 Seattle Times editorial board debunks the 2021 board's position on taxing capital gains at the state level.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Must-read Seattle Times story details how Eyman initiatives sabotaged public health

Excerpt: Washington State's public health departments have been woefully underfunded for years, and we're now paying the price. The problem dates back to the early 2000s, when a pair of destructive Tim Eyman initiatives were implemented.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. House passes Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan to combat COVID-19

Excerpt: The vote on final passage was two hundred and nineteen to two hundred and twelve. All Republicans voted nay, and all but two Democrats voted aye. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Proposal to fund childcare with a capital gains tax advances in the Washington State Senate

Excerpt: In a historic vote, the Washington State Senate's Ways & Means Committee approved a progressive tax reform idea NPI has been championing for years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senate Republicans seek to devitalize COVID relief bill that will define Biden’s presidency

Excerpt: The Republicans’ offer may well be a gambit designed to get skin in the game. If the past offers any indication, however, the process will get drawn out and urgency will be lost if Biden decides to try to do a deal with them.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Incoming Biden-Harris team signals it will avoid repeating many of Obama’s missteps

Excerpt: At this incredibly fraught and perilous moment in American history, we don't just need steady, compassionate governance -- we need savvy, capable leadership with a respect and appreciation for history and a willingness to learn from it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy, Open Government, Public Service
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NPI again urges Washington State Legislature to embrace equity with a capital gains tax

Excerpt: Voters in Washington State have told the Northwest Progressive Institute they support a capital gains tax on the wealthy for six years running. It's time to act.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. House overrides Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act

Excerpt: “With this overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the House has upheld our sacred Constitutional responsibility to keep our country and our people safe," said Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As Biden’s Cabinet takes shape, progressive groups plan for a post-Trump future

Excerpt: President-elect Joe Biden has spent the weeks since the election assembling the team that he hopes to bring with him to Washington, D.C.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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U.S. Senate unanimously adopts gargantuan $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package

Excerpt: The legislation now goes to the United States House of Representatives for further consideration. It is backed by Donald Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: U.S. House passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act in 1 AM vote

Excerpt: Good news: The United States House of Representatives has approved a sweeping bill that will help families respond to the worst public health crisis in a century.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2020 Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die after upping COVID-19 response

Excerpt: Lawmakers are heading home from Olympia after concluding a sixty day, even-numbered year regular session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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