Progressive State Income Tax for Washington State


University Tuition

Eric Paulsen

         Lower taxes means less revenue for the State of Washington which naturally reduces revenue that the Legislature has to work with when trying to agree on a budget.  In order to arrive at a "balanced budget" the Legislature has had to raise tuition at Washington State's major universities.  A progressive state income tax could be used to raise revenue and provide the Legislature with revenue that would allow it to continue to lower tuition.