Washington has responded to our national recession thus far with
$3.5 billion in cuts. Facing a new $2.6 billion shortfall, even deeper
cuts are being proposed that would harm our ability to have an educated
workforce, a strong health care infrastructure, and economic security.
A more balanced approach is needed. One option is to modernize and
temporarily increase our state's major revenue instrument--the sales
tax—and pair it with the Working Families Tax Rebate.
For more detail on this proposal, see our new policy brief.