Snap Judgment

Should Sound Transit Rethink the Car Tab Increase?

Voters approved the Sound Transit 3 plan in November 2016, continuing the old—some would say “inflated”—car valuation system and added a tax increase of 0.8 percent. A necessary tax or are Seattle residents being taken for a ride?

05/15/2017 By Liz Weber

Tax Me If You Can

Will Seattle Be the State’s First Income Tax Experiment?

Seattle loves paying taxes. But the one we may love the most flies in the face of state law.

05/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

Seattle Police Make Several Pot Delivery Arrests in Recent Buy Bust Operation

Pot delivery, rural socialism, and single-family zoning.

04/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Once Again, Democrats Will Turn to Courts to Challenge Successful Eyman Initiative

Facing a choice between $8 billion in cuts or a two-thirds rule on raising taxes, state Democrats look to legally challenge I-1366.

11/11/2015 By Josh Kelety

Feature

What Does Capital Gains Tax Opponent Senator Andy Hill Really Have to Gain?

Senator Andy Hill opposes Governor Inslee's capital gains tax proposal. But why?

01/20/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes and Dislikes: First World Problems and Rhetoric

Caffeinated News featuring the first week in Olympia and this weekend.

01/16/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

He's Back! Republican (Simple) Majority Passes (Super) Majority Rule for Raising New Taxes

He's Back. Republicans institute Eyman's two-thirds rule in the senate.

01/12/2015

Opinion

Be Careful with All the Self-Righteous Urbanism

A left-wing critique of Chris Christie's tax policy shows what may be wrong with Seattle's urban left.

12/17/2013

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Latest Lightning Round

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring: 11th-hour negotiations, unsurprising reports, and fast food strikes

08/29/2013 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: Eyman's Latest Anti-Tax Initiative

Eyman, claiming inspiration from rival Carlyle, shoots back at Democrats with latest anti-tax proposal.

04/22/2013 By Josh Feit

Opinion

The Ball Is in the Legislature's Court

The Democrats have to make the case for raising taxes.

02/28/2013 By Brendan Williams

This Washington

Pictures of the Day

Activists, calling for revenue, descend on Olympia.

02/18/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Lack of Clarity

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring same numbers, different interpretations.

02/15/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Washington State Ranked Most Regressive in Country

We already know poor people in Washington get a bad deal on taxes compared to rich people here. Now comes the news that Washington's poor are even worse off than poor people in other states.

01/31/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend

This Washington

Voters in Tom's District Back Up His Anti-Tax Position

Only five Legislative Districts statewide rejected Tim Eyman's anti-tax measure, all of them in Seattle. Dissident Democratic state Sen. Rodney Tom's LD supported the anti-tax measure by 60 percent.

01/22/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Negative Piece of Pie

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: demonizing, undermining, and perplexing.

01/22/2013 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: A Win for Revenue?

House Democrats to reestablish finance committee.

11/28/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

2012 Election

The Financial Impact of This Year's Initiatives

What this year's proposed initiatives would cost the state.

08/10/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

New Elway Poll: Anti-Tax Sentiment Down Slightly

New Elway Poll finds voters easing up slightly on anti-tax sentiment, but not happy with government.

04/05/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

State: Cities' Concerns About Centralized B&O Tax Are Overblown

In a set of talking points responding to PubliCola's story about a proposal to centralize B&O taxes, the state says cities' concerns about revenue losses are overblown.

01/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett