Budget

Capital budget floor action planned for this week, Hirst negotiations threaten to slow it down

With the passing of Hirst related bill SSB 6091 out of committee, and planned floor action on the capital budget scheduled for either Wednesday or Thursday...Read More

Morning Wire: Slade Gorton, Steve Hobbs, Bruce Chandler

Thanks to the 250 folks that joined our first Re-Wire Policy Conference last week!  With 25 legislators with us – as well as some of...Read More

Inslee’s supplemental budget: school funding, mental health services, and an upcoming carbon pricing plan

In a press conference on Thursday, Governor Inslee laid out the details of his proposed 2018 supplemental budget. Funding basic education was a key priority...Read More

Seattle’s 2018 budget: homelessness, safe injection sites, and police outreach

The Seattle City Council approved its $5.6 billion 2018 budget on Monday by a vote of 8-1. The budget boosts funding for homelessness programs, allocates...Read More

Rep. Terry Nealey statement on November 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 General Fund-State...Read More

Restored ferry route brings relief to San Juan Islands

After two weeks of delays, the Anacortes-San Juan Islands ferry route was restored to full service this past Saturday. The Yakima’s generator failed on July...Read More

Capital budget’s impact on school construction funding

The third special session ended yesterday without the passage of the $4.2 billion capital budget. Legislators were unable to agree on a water-rights bill to...Read More

Ranker: Unconscionable that Senate Republicans blocked vote on capital budget

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released this statement after Senate Republicans refused to allow a vote on the state capital budget: It is incredibly unfortunate...Read More

Capital budget, Ryan Calkins, #dadhacks

With luck, today will be the last day of the 2017 legislative session, giving us a whopping 12 days before the August primary.  We’ve got...Read More

Legislature agrees on capital budget, Hirst still unclear

The State Legislature has reached an agreement on the capital budget. Senate Republicans were holding the capital budget hostage until an agreement was reached on...Read More