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Tag Archives: Fiscal Responsibility

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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Year-end pandemic relief bill clears both houses of Congress with bipartisan support

Excerpt: With just a few days to go before 2020 ends, the House and Senate have given approval to a $2.3 trillion combined pandemic relief package and omnibus appropriations bill.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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Elizabeth Warren proposes conditions for bailouts of big firms due to COVID-19 impacts

Excerpt: The senior United States Senator from Massachusetts says it would be irresponsible to offer federal aid with no conditions, as Congress unwisely did twelve years ago.
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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Senator Elizabeth Warren takes on critics, releases plan to finance Medicare For All

Excerpt: The Massachusetts Senator's plan foresees over $20 trillion in public investment over a decade, and would substantially reduce costs for ordinary Americans.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die; Jay Inslee says session a huge success

Excerpt: The 2019 Washington State legislative session has adjourned Sine Die. Read NPI's recap of the session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senate Democrats unveil their own capital gains tax plan, but it doesn’t fund our schools

Excerpt: Levying a capital gains tax on the wealthy is a very good idea, but the Senate Democrats' plan sadly does not dedicate the money to our schools.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Good news: House Democrats introduce bill to create progressive tax reform task force

Excerpt: The legislation would create a task force to set Washington on a pathway to developing a credible plan to overhaul our unfair, broken tax code.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Senate votes to keep the federal government funded through September 2019

Excerpt: The legislation would avert another Trump shutdown just three weeks after Congress temporarily voted to reopen the government without funding Trump's wall.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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