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The Pew Foundation recently reported the results of a poll testing the public's view of the federal tax system. Unsurprisingly, most people don't like it much. The public sees the nation’s tax system…Read more
Washington comes out pretty well in The Education Trust's new report, The Funding Gap: Too Many States Still Spend Least on Education Students Who Need the Most. Two charts from the report are particu…Read more
A new poll shows 69 percent of Olympia voters favor a $15 minimum wage in the capital city. The poll was conducted Jan. 22-25 by Patinkin Research Strategies, a research firm based in Portland, Orego…Read more
As we noted earlier, the House has scheduled a budget hearing for Friday afternoon. The introduction of the House spending plan moves the Legislature closer to session's end. One question that may not…Read more
UPDATE: After we posted this we found this post from the National Association of Manufacturers' Shopfloor blog that discussed federal carbon tax proposals. It links to a NAM economic analysis. ***** W…Read more
Yesterday we noted this U.S. Chamber of Commerce report on the positive effects of the No Child Left Behind law's requirements for assessment, public reporting of data, and accountability for performa…Read more