Opinion: A Struggling Economy Is No Time to Raise Taxes
With 1.2 million unemployment claims in Washington as of mid-May — and thousands of businesses forced to close their doors — putting additional burdens on employers, employees, and communities would not be helpful, said AWB President Kris Johnson.
Opinion: Legislative Session Offers Chance to Examine Growth of State Spending
Since the Great Recession, Washington’s budget has grown 44 percent, adjusted for inflation. The 2020 legislative session represents an opportunity for lawmakers to reexamine that growth and focus on sustainable spending.