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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The House Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee passed a referendum to temporarily raise the state retail sales tax from 6.5 to 6.8 cents to generate revenue for essential health care investments. The proposal includes implementing the Working Families Tax Rebate to offset the costs of the tax increase for lower income families. This policy protects the health and well-being of lower income adults and children in Washington during the economic recession and recognizes the need for progressive tax reform in our state.

To read a statement by the Budget & Policy Center on this policy proposal, click here.

For more information on the Working Families Tax Rebate, click here.

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