Budget, Finance & Revenue

Swallow hard, and accept a state income tax

Washington needs a revenue source or sources that are steady and capable of paying for the basics.

I have a suggestion. It probably won’t surprise you, and I know many of you aren’t going to like it, but it would be better for us than a dose of cod-liver oil. This state should add a progressive income tax to its revenue mix.

We never seem to get a handle on state funding. Our problems are intense when the economy is down, and the rest of the time we fight over how to parcel out dollars that can’t stretch enough to the things we need to do.