WA revenue system is unfair and inadequate

Washington's revenue system is unfair and inadequate:

  • Our lowest-income residents pay the highest tax rates -- and the wealthiest pay the lowest rates.
  • Existing revenue isn't adequate to fully fund public education and other important services.

The 2015 Washington Legislature had an opportunity both to make the system fairer and to raise revenue -- but it failed. WEA supported proposals to tax pollution and investment profits (capital gains), but Senate Republicans blocked them.