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Here's something that's easily overlooked. When sin taxes get too high, sinners figure out a way to beat the system. Melissa Santos writes in The News Tribune about cigarette taxes. Washington state…Read more
The Washington Research Council has released a podcast and policy brief examining the impacts of paid sick leave policies. The WRC concludes: Ultimately, policies like mandatory paid sick leave limit…Read more
With a strong bipartisan 41-8 vote, the Senate has passed SB 5715, a measure that would require ballot initiatives to include fiscal impact information. The Associated Press reports, It seeks to inc…Read more
Two recent editorials encourage lawmakers to keep working on comprehensive transportation legislation, using the Senate package as a model. From the Seattle Times: THE state Senate, after two years of…Read more
Analyzing the February jobs report, the Wall Street Journal produced a series of informative charts. This one underscores our message: Education expands opportunity and boosts employment prospects.…Read more
New York Times columnist David Brooks packs insight and analysis into this tightly reasoned column arguing that education trumps redistribution as the key to expanding opportunity and boosting individ…Read more