Washingtonians who championed the tax measure were encouraged by Oregon’s passage of Measures 66 and 67 earlier this year. This pair of ballot measures increased the state income tax on individuals earning more than $250,000 (and households bringing in more than $500,000). Washington and Oregon aren’t the only states to consider raising taxes on high income earners in the past year. Eight states passed new income taxes affecting the affluent in 2009, though each state defines “rich” a little differently.
Are you a Washington voter? What questions do you have about I-1098? How would Oregonians be affected if the these taxes in Washington changed?
- Marilyn Watkins: Policy director of the Economic Opportunity Institute
- Amber Carter: Director of tax and fiscal policy with the Association of Washington Businesses
- Ashlea Ebeling: Associate editor at Forbes Media