Friday, July 07, 2017

Governor Vetos Portion of Budget Bill for Tax Breaks

See, sometimes if you band together, good things happen.

Washington's Paramount Duty statement:

We are overjoyed that Governor Inslee has chosen funding for public schools over a secretly negotiated big tax break for corporations. Washington's Paramount Duty wrote to the governor and urged parents to call and email him asking him to veto this tax cut. We thank him for listening to the voices of parents across the state, rather than the wealthy special interests. We agree with him that this was a question of fairness, and we are pleased he answered it correctly.

This is only the beginning of our work to fully and amply fund our public schools by limiting corporate tax loopholes. Legislators have estimated there could be as much as $31 billion in tax breaks handed out by Washington State every year, more than almost any other state. Those corporate loopholes represent a potentially significant source of revenue to help finish the job and provide every child in Washington State with the great education they have a right to under our state's constitution.


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