Budget

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

The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus presented their proposal for the 2017-2019 budget Tuesday. (Photo by Erin Fenner.)

Senate majority releases their proposed budget

The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus released their proposed budget Tuesday morning that would increase property taxes as a major revenue mechanism, saying it will meet...Read More

Screencapture of the Senate Transportation Committee's 2017-19 proposed budget.

Proposed Senate transportation budget at $8.4 billion

The Senate Transportation Committee released their proposed transportation budget for the 2017-2019 biennium Monday, and it’s tighter than the 2015-2017 budget by more than $270...Read More

Roanoke Conference: GOP panelists say income tax fight on horizon

Panelists at the annual Roanoke Conference discussed how they would push against a hypothetical income tax proposal Saturday. Gov. Jay Inslee and Democratic lawmakers have...Read More

Uncertainty at the state level on how Congress plans to replace ACA

State lawmakers said they don’t know how to prepare the state for an Affordable Care Act replacement, because they don’t know what that could even...Read More

How would Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed carbon tax work?

A presentation of Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon tax proposal was met with a mix of skepticism and praise at the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications...Read More

Gov. Jay Inslee makes push for his budget plan, GOP not on board

Gov. Jay Inslee largely focused on his proposed budget for the 2017 State of the State. Though he touched on the economy, mental health care...Read More

Two bills that were introduced on Day 1 of the state legislative session

The 2017 Washington state legislative session is officially underway and lawmakers have already introduced dozens of bills. The first day of the session was largely...Read More

Budget Agreement: Will They or Won’t They?

Lawmakers remain tight-lipped about budget negotiations, leaving many to wonder if they’ll finish on time or go into a special session. Oddly enough, it’s House...Read More