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Budget

Second quarter Economic and Revenue Forecast shows continued strength

The Washington Economic and Revenue Council released its August Economic and Revenue Update on Thursday. Overall economic and revenue results are solid with strong employment...Read More

Q&A with Sen. Mark Schoesler on Janus, mental health, and the 2019 legislative session

Senator Mark Schoesler is the Minority Leader of the Washington State Senate and a member of both the Senate Ways & Means and Rules Committees....Read More

State revenue forecast up $298 million but trade war threat looms

Washington's economy continues to outperform the nation, but the threat of a trade war puts a damper on the good news from today's state revenue forecast. ...Read More

Next steps for vetoed tax transparency website

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on Inslee’s veto of a new tax transparency website from the 2018 supplemental budget....Read More

Legislature passes supplemental operating budget, property tax dispute forces partisan vote in the Senate

On the eve of the final day of session, the House and Senate finally released their agreed upon supplemental operating budget. The 2017-2019 supplemental budget...Read More

Legislature passes 2018 Transportation budget, awaits governor’s signature

This press release was provided by the Washington Senate Democrats.  OLYMPIA – Modest but critical investments in Washington’s ferry system, State Patrol and a creative...Read More

Senators clash on property tax relief and Rainy Day funding

The Senate passed an amendment this afternoon to SB 6614, a bill related to school funding. The amendment changes the timeline for property tax relief...Read More

Capital gains tax unlikely to pass in the Senate

This week, House and Senate Democrats released their supplemental budget proposals. Both budgets focused on funding education, supporting mental health services, and providing property tax...Read More

Zeiger: Senate budget invests in 167/Meridian interchange

The state Senate released its supplemental transportation budget this week. It includes funding for design and engineering for a full single-point urban interchange at Meridian...Read More

Rep. Chandler issues statement on House Democrat budget proposal

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger and ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today regarding the House Democrat 2018 supplemental budget proposal:...Read More