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Oct
31

Pro-1107 Ad Falsely Claims State Targets Local Businesses

An ad by the Yes on 1107 campaign claimed that new taxes target in-state farmers and food producers while not taxing out-of-state companies selling similar products. According to the Seattle Times, this ad is misleading and creates an unfair perception of what the taxes actually do. In 1967, lawmakers approved a lower B&O tax rate… Continue reading »

Oct
31

I-1098: The Big (Business) Chill?

I-1098 opponents argue that “job creation will be harmed by Initiative 1098.” Supporters argue that there are business benefits in I-1098. Who’s right? Economic Opportunity Institute Policy Director Marilyn Watkins endorsed I-1098 in The Columbian because of small business benefits: For middle-class families as well as businesses, I-1098 also reduces the state portion of the property tax by… Continue reading »

Oct
29

Would I-1098 Damage Washington’s Business Climate?

In a media teleconference on Oct. 28, I-1098 proponents, including venture capitalist and entrepreneur Nick Hanauer, rebutted a popular argument made by the opposition, that I-1098 would drive business away from Washington State. The “1098 is anti-business” sentiment has been shared by The Spokesman-Review, The Wenatchee World, The Seattle Times and a laundry list of special interest… Continue reading »

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