Newspaper Articles – Jason Mercier

Will State Supreme Court Open Floodgates For Income Taxes?

How important are five votes out of seven million Washingtonians?

Washington’s Capital Gains Tax Debate Needs Full Context

I know I’ve already written about the

Definition of ‘Tax Increase’ Debated in Washington State

When the 2013 Legislative Session began this past January, tax increases in Washington State were a long shot.

Tax Increase Debate Takes Center Stage in Washington State

One way or another, Washington voters may be asked to raise taxes in 2012 to bail the state out of a nearly $2 billion budget deficit.

Washington State Officials Look for Medicaid Flexibility As Costs Rise

With Washington State facing a projected $4.5 billion budget shortfall, officials are debating the possibility of opting out of Medicaid to preserve flexibility in state health care spending.

Washington State Officials Look for Medicaid Flexibility As Costs Rise

With the state of Washington facing a projected $4.5 billion budget shortfall, officials are debating the possibility of opting out of Medicaid to preserve flexibility in state health care spending

Former Washingtion Supreme Court Justice Deems Income Tax Proposal Unconstitutional

A new legal analysis written for the Washington Policy Center by respected former state Supreme Court Justice Phil Talmadge finds Washington’s Initiative 1098 would likely be ruled unconstitutional