You can't delay any longer! Today (Friday, Dec. 6th) is the deadline to register for next week's policy conference, Budget Matters 2013. Budget Matters 2013, our second annual policy conference will bring together policy experts, advocates, elected officials, the media, and community members for a day of dynamic conversations and targeted solutions. When: Thursday, December 12th, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As Washington state tax revenues continue their slow rebound from the Great Recession, profits from the sale of corporate stocks are breaching all-time highs. But unlike most other states, Washington doesn’t get a share of that windfall, which largely benefits wealthy investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which breached 16,000 for the first time ever earlier this month, has grown 126 percent since February 2009. Washingtonians could benefit greatly from the surging stock market if the state would tax those capital gains, as 42 other states do.
Budget Matters 2013, our second annual policy conference is fast approaching. On December 12th, we will bring together policy experts,
advocates, elected officials, the media, and community members for a day
of dynamic conversations and targeted solutions.
In addition to our plenary panel speakers Heather McGhee, Jared Bernstein, and Governor Inslee, we have added break-out session speakers to the agenda.
Join us Wednesday, December 11th at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle for a conversation with Heather McGhee and Jared Bernstein about income inequality, the shrinking middle class and what we can do to reverse this troubling direction. KUOW’s Ross Reynolds will be moderating the event. Click here to purchase tickets.
Jillian Pennyman, our 2013 -2014 Betty Jane Narver Fellow started today. She is pursuing her second Master's in Education degree through the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at the University of Washington.