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Do the fair thing: Raise revenue!

If the Legislature can approve $8.7 billion in tax breaks for Boeing, it can find the revenue to fund public education while protecting the social and health services families rely on.

Yet some legislators claim we can’t afford to reduce K-12 class sizes, pay professional compensation or fully fund our schools. They refuse to consider new sources of revenue -- even though solutions exist:

A tax on investment profits (capital gains) that exempts homes and retirement income.

A carbon tax on big polluters.

Closing ineffective tax loopholes.

Washington's tax system is the most regressive and unfair in the United States.

“A new teacher pays three times more in taxes as a percentage than our wealthiest citizens,” Gov. Jay Inslee said.

In comparison, state Senate budget writer Sen. Andy Hill, a retired Microsoft millionaire, has 21 investment funds that provide more than $400,000 in annual income. He pays no state or local tax on that income, according to media reports.

Email your legislators and urge them to raise the revenue we need to fully fund Washington’s public schools and services.