Tax the rich? Liberals renew push for state wealth taxes

  • A homeless camp is set up along Kuakini Highway, fronting the Kona Community Aquatics Center in Kailua-Kona in April 2022. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • FILE - A homeless man pushes a shopping cart full of his belongings across an intersection in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on March 29, 2013. Supporters of taxes on the very rich contend that people are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a bigger appetite for what they’re calling “tax justice.” Bills announced Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in California, New York, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington and Connecticut vary in their approaches to hiking taxes, but all revolve around the idea that the richest Americans need to pay more. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Supporters of taxes on the very rich contend that people are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a bigger appetite for what they’re calling “tax justice.”