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Oct
31

Do Sales Taxes Hurt Washington State Food Makers?

The Vote Yes On I-1007 campaign asserts that sales taxes on candy and beverages (which they call “groceries”) “hurt” Washington state “food makers” as well as “family farmers and ranchers.” The type of “hurt” is not defined; let’s assume the campaign means the sales tax will “reduce sales.” Given that the initiative is funded primarily… Continue reading »

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
28

Pro I-1107 Commercial Claim Debunked

Earlier this month, King 5′s Ad Watch took a closer look at a┬áStop the Food and Beverage Tax Hikes TV commercial that claims the state legislature increased taxes on chili and blueberry pancakes. Their findings? False. In their analysis, King 5′s Robert Mak explains:

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