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Budget

Senate Republicans form “Tax Watchdog Committee”

Responding to Governor Inslee’s proposal to pull millions from the state’s emergency fund to pay for homeless services, as well as what the caucus is...Read More

Inslee releases supplemental budget, prioritizes reducing homelessness

In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Inslee revealed his supplemental budget proposal heading into the 2020 session. Headlining the budget proposal is $319 million...Read More

Universal health care work group holds first meeting

Members of a work group directed to provide recommendations to the Washington State Legislature on how to create, implement, maintain, and fund a universal health...Read More

Superintendent Reykdal releases budget priorities

Superintendent Chris Reykdal released his top budget priorities for the 2020 legislative session in the following news bulletin: Increasing equity in school nursing services. Investing in...Read More

Interview with Sen. John Braun: Washington’s tax structure & priorities next session

Sen. John Braun on tax fairness, differing narratives, and policy priorities....Read More

Interview with Sen. John Braun: Collective bargaining agreements & budget-writing across the aisle

Sen. Braun on how collective bargaining agreements impacted the budget and what it was like working with Ways & Means Chair Sen. Christine Rolfes....Read More

Interview with Sen. John Braun: The 2019-21 Budget

"...broadly, we just spent way more money than we should have. We raised enormous new taxes to do that, and my concern is that this...Read More

Highlights from the Legislature’s transportation budget

The Legislature passed a $9.98 billion, 2019-21 transportation budget Sunday — the final day of the 2019 session — on a 49-0 vote in the...Read More

Frockt ‘disappointed’ by Republicans’ refusal to vote for capital budget funding

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked funding for the 2019-21 Capital construction budget by voting against SHB 1101, which had received unanimous, bipartisan support in the...Read More

Where the “$2.8 billion surplus” number comes from

As operating budget proposals are rolled out, debated, amended, and voted on, Washington House Democrats and Republicans have repeatedly contradicted each other on a fundamental...Read More