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Washington’s public pensions are 69.9 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Washington’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 69.9 percent of the total, the 25th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Washington reach $24 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Washington amount to $24 billion, the 13th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Longview’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Washington

The Longview metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Washington, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Washington earns grade of C- for manufacturing health

Washington received a grade of C- on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

King County’s $3,631-per-month cost of living is the highest in Washington

Residents of King County need to make $3,631 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Washington.

Washington’s public pensions are 71.1% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Washington’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 71.1 percent of the total, the 24th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Washington disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Washington is $23,359, study finds

College graduates in Washington have an average debt burden of $23,359, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 0% of total state, local levies in Washington, study finds

State income tax revenues in Washington represent 0 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Washington scores 69.8 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Washington earned a score of 69.8 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Washington ranks 4th highest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Washington finished fourth highest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Washington pension plans are 90% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Washington public pension plans stands at 90%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Adams rated least livable among Washington counties, study finds

Adams was ranked Washington’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

Washington ranks the highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in Washington ranked first in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$453,422 in annual income gets you into Washington’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $453,422 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Washington, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Washington ranks 25th highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Washington ranked 25th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Washington ranks 4th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Washington ranked fourth in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Washington ranks 25th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Washington ranked 25th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Washington has 23rd highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Washington finished 23rd in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers:Washington not among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

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