Budget

Rep. Terry Nealey statement on June 2017 state revenue forecast

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the...Read More

Fundraising totals, press going “fishing,” Mainstream Republicans

The purpose of the re-launched Wire is to build a platform for political and economic voices across the spectrum of Washington State’s economy.  We do...Read More

GOP leaders continue to criticize Democrats’ proposed budget

"Some would say a budget that doesn’t include the resources is a fake budget,” Sen. Mark Schoesler said....Read More

GOP’s proposed budget heard in House, Democrats’ proposed budget to be considered in the House

Both proposed budgets are getting a moment in the House this week. The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus’ proposed budget, which would rework property taxes to...Read More

GOP leadership spoke with reporters Tuesday and discussed their own budget and the Democrats' proposed budget. (Photo by Erin Fenner.)

After Republican budget proposal passes Senate chamber, GOP leaders criticize Democratic proposal

About Democrats' proposed budget, Rep. Matt Manweller said: "...You can find this one little piece of ripe fruit on a rotten tree..."...Read More

Screenshot of Washington House Democrats Tweet.

House Democrats propose budget with revenue gained through capital gains excise tax

An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to the budget in terms “millions” instead of “billions.” House Democrats explained Monday how they plan to...Read More

A screencapture of a tweet from Rep. Pramila Jayapal, sent out after House Republicans pulled the AHCA bill.

Washington responds to House pulling the AHCA

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan conceded Friday that there are not enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act through his chamber. Ryan...Read More

Democrats criticize Senate GOP’s proposed budget

State Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, Maury Island, stood by her stance on the Republicans’ budget plan and said again that she considered it “cold-blooded.”...Read More

Gov. Jay Inslee criticizes Senate’s proposed cuts to Western State Hospital

This article is crossposted on State of Reform, a health policy news site.  Gov. Jay Inslee came out strongly against the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus’...Read More

Senate transportation budget faces criticism at public hearing for proposed actions on collective bargaining

Leaders in Washington transportation expressed their support or opposition to the Senate’s proposed transportation budget Tuesday afternoon. The budget appropriates $8.4 billion for the upcoming...Read More