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

City Hall

New Safeco Field Tax Loophole To Cost City Up To $300,000 a Year

PubliCola has learned that a tax loophole written into largely unrelated stadium legislation will allow Safeco Field to charge its own commercial parking tax---preempting the city's parking tax and costing taxpayers as much as $300,000 a year.

09/29/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Campaign Fizz: Booze, Taxes, and Tacoma

The day's local campaign roundup.

08/24/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

PubliCola Adds Life

I've Been Scared to Say This, But

ThinkTank Tuesday continues on Wednesday. And the Cola ThinkTank is saying some taboo stuff.

04/06/2011 By Josh Feit

Food News

Introducing the Candy Tax

Starting June 1, you’ll have to pay about 10 cents more for your favorite candy. Unless your favorite candy contains flour.

06/01/2010 By Jessica Voelker

This Washington

A Failed Experiment

04/07/2010 By Camden Swita

This Washington

Interns of Seattle Unite!

04/05/2010 By Camden Swita

This Washington

Gov. Gregoire Proposes New Taxes

02/17/2010 By Josh Feit