Tell Your Legislators: Support Fair Revenue, SB 5929
In a cynical political stunt, Republican Sen. Dino Rossi is holding a hearing this week on a Democratic House revenue package that he actually opposes. This is a good package that will help fund public schools while protecting higher ed and important social and health services -- and make our tax code more fair for working families. Among other things, it includes a capital gains tax on high-income earners and closes tax loopholes.
Sen. Rossi introduced the Democratic House revenue package as his own bill, Senate Bill 5929. Rossi is holding the hearing on Wednesday because he's trying to defeat these revenue proposals. He's hoping that a majority of senators will vote against the revenue package.
If successful, the Senate will think they have the upper hand in negotiations on a final budget -- and the Republican Senate budget is bad for kids and schools.
We need to send a strong message to legislators in both the state House and Senate: Reject Rossi's ploy and vote YES on new revenue. Send them an email: