April 25, 2019

Six ideas for reforming Washington state's spending structure

State spending is on auto-pilot and gaining altitude fast. The state budget has grown at 44 percent, adjusted for inflation, since the Great Recess...
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March 20, 2019

Lawmakers have $5.6 billion more than when the last budget was written, but disagree over need for new taxes

The state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released a new forecast today and it shows continued strong growth in tax collections....
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December 13, 2018

Capital gains tax rate creep is alarming

Today’s proposal from the governor to enact a 9 percent capital gains tax continues the trend of ever-larger capital gains tax proposals, justify...
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July 16, 2018

Why our tax structure works for Washington

It’s not perfect. But it’s far from broken. Despite claims to the contrary from some legis...
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June 29, 2018

Washington must seize space industry opportunity

I just returned from three days at New Space Conference 2018, the premier forum for space entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, government decision...
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February 13, 2018

Fishing fleet bill is exactly what's needed for all manufacturers

Lawmakers voted 97-1 last week in favor of a bill aimed at helping Washington’s fishing and seafood processing industries stay competitive, provi...
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