Newspaper Articles – Jason Mercier

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 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

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.

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

Washington Business Tax Reform Proposal Offered

This November voters in Washington State will likely be voting for the tenth time on an attempt to create a state income tax, in Initiative 1098.

Washington State Jumps on Tax Increase Bandwagon

The Washington State Legislature has voted to follow lawmakers in other states trying to tax their way out of the economic recession, and a proposed initiative would raise a billion dollars in addi

Washington State Agencies Ignoring Money-Saving Law

Washington lawmakers again face a multibillion-dollar budget deficit.