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Friday GMNW- 4/24 Eye on Olympia

April 24, 2015 in In the News
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Is a capital gains tax an excise or income tax?

April 22, 2015 in Blog

With discussions continuing of imposing the first in the nation capital gains tax for a state without an income tax, questions have been raised about whether this would be an excise tax or an income tax. This distinction is very important since an income tax exceeding 1% would be unconstitutional in Washington.

Statement from Brian Sonntag on importance of public trust in State Auditor

April 21, 2015 in Blog

Brian Sonntag, former 20 year State Auditor and current Washington Policy Center Board member, issued this statement today on the importance of public trust in State Auditor: