On Election Day, Washington State residents will vote on a referendum to fund the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by enacting a carbon tax. Washington enacted a state-level EITC in 2008 called the Working Families’ Tax Rebate (WFTR), but has yet to secure a funding mechanism for the credit. The referendum calls for a flat carbon tax that would be levied on businesses and individuals in the form of a gas tax and a tax on utilities.Read More
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