Guest Column: An income tax in Washington is unconstitutional

by Dan Newhouse June 16, 2021 I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: An income tax in Washington state is unconstitutional. Democrats in our state legislature recently passed Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 5096, a bill that would impose a new 7% tax on capital gains in Washington state. However, according to the […]

Opinion: Capital gains tax is wrong for Washington

Our state has been a center of innovation, development and a magnet for growing industries for decades. Part of what makes us competitive is the spirit of risk and reward that capital investment requires. Washington allowed families to keep more of their money to spend, save or invest and notably — income taxes were not […]

Lawsuit filed to overturn Washington capital gains tax

Just days after the Washington Legislature gave final approval to a new capital gains tax aimed at the state’s wealthiest residents, the conservative Freedom Foundation has filed a lawsuit on behalf of five individuals and one couple to overturn the tax.