Monthly Archives: January 2015

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    Video: Minimum wage, south Seattle parking and what’s happening in Olympia

Video: Minimum wage, south Seattle parking and what’s happening in Olympia

January 29th, 2015|

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    Video: ‘Dr. King not only fought for civil rights, he fought for economic justice’

Video: ‘Dr. King not only fought for civil rights, he fought for economic justice’

January 20th, 2015|

To hear a radio segment on the speech, please click here.

Video: Welcome to the 2015 Legislative Session!

January 15th, 2015|

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    Hasegawa: ‘This is a fundamental question of democracy ‘

Hasegawa: ‘This is a fundamental question of democracy ‘

January 14th, 2015|

On the first day of the 2015 Legislative Session, Senate Republicans adopted a rule that requires the support of two-thirds of Senators to approve any “new taxes.” This means the same taxes that make Washington the most regressive in the nation – sales tax, business and occupation tax, property tax and others – can be raised with a simple majority of senators. Taxes paid by the wealthiest Washingtonians and polluters, however, will be held to a higher standard.

The nonpartisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy today released the 2015 edition of its “Who Pays?” report which analyzes the tax structure in all 50 states. They found Washington is the most tax regressive state in the nation for the second year in a row.

To view a video of the speech Sen. Hasegawa made on the floor in opposition to this rule change, please click here.