Starter income tax is bad enough - what comes next is even worse


OLYMPIA — Last week, the Legislature got a terrific piece of news. State tax collections have rebounded despite one of the worst economic situations we’ve ever faced. The latest projection adds $3.3 billion, and we’re right back where we were before the COVID shutdown.

The strange thing about it was the reaction of our Democratic colleagues. They said they wouldn’t let this good news stand in the way of their brave and noble effort to impose an income tax on the people of Washington. And never mind that the voters keep saying no to the idea, 10 times since 1934.

It’s been like that all session...


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