Tag Archive: Washington State

Budgets and taxes

By Sandra VanderVen Another day, another blow to the Washington State budget. Arun Raha, director of the State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, just released an updated forecast that sends us 1.4 billion dollars back into the hole.  This is after already making enormous cuts to our state budget, cuts that will hurt most of…

Washington State Budget Should Work for the People

By Sandra VanderVen There are lots of things people can and should do on their own, and there are many things that make sense for us to do as a community.  Together we decide what these things are, and our government’s role is to translate these values into action. That is why, in the past,…

The Congressional Super Committee should invest in America By Nate Jackson The Congressional Super Committee, with Washington’s own Senator Patty Murray as a co-chair, is charged with finding $1.5 trillion dollars in the Federal Budget before the end of November. The money can be from revenue, spending cuts or some combination of the two. We believe that…