State Revenue Forecast Up, then Down. Slightly.

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1
I'd mention looking into creating a non-interest bearing complementary currency to help deal with state budget issues... as well as the very obvious problems looming with the so-called "Age Wave" in the next ten years. But it would fall on deaf ears because nobody really understands where money comes from anyway. Complementary currencies are a viable solution to these problems -- not to mention helping take inflationary pressure of the national currency -- but there isn't profit to be made from them, so they aren't really pursued or backed by larger entities... assuming those entities even know about these things.
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The only thing that would make sense would be a one-shot tax on assets for anyone with more than $1 million.

Or capital gains tax on gains (except basic $1 million house exemption) above $100,000 each year.

Never happen, though. Gates and Allen would kill it like they kept forcing the charter schools down our throats.
3
Rally behind HB2100 and create an asset tax then.
4
legislators cannot and will not vote a tax increase unless the Supreme Court says 1053 (and all bastard children thereof) are unconstitutional. Even then they might not, since most want to get elected again and Eyman's latest horror was voted in.
5
But why don't you guys in Seattle just vote to raise taxes?

It is not like I have heard of any ridiculous legislative barriers to stop you from doing so.