At the weekly emergency food distribution at Rainier Beach Community Center, lines have been growing despite the supposed economic uptick. At the drive-through, volunteers load food into cars. Washington is finally on the verge of funding a working families tax credit that would give payments of up to $1,200 annually to lower-wage workers. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)
At the weekly emergency food distribution at Rainier Beach Community Center, lines have been growing despite the supposed economic uptick. At the drive-through, volunteers load food into cars. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)
Local Politics

Starting in 2023, an estimated 420,000 Washingtonians will get tax rebates of $300 to $1,200

A tax rebate of up to $1,200 a year for lower-income workers may finally happen, as the Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee have agreed to fund it for the first time. Washington would be the first state without an income tax to roll out such a program.

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