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Budget notes: the devil is in the detail

The budget is a big document that moves quickly at the end of session. Few have access to the totality of the 814-page document until...Read More

Senate and House agree on 2020 supplemental operating budget

Lawmakers in the House and Senate today unveiled a $1 billion, 2020 supplemental operating budget. At the center of the budget is a $160 million...Read More

How the operating budgets address Coronavirus

With the growing threat of coronavirus, or COVID-19, foremost on the minds of many, both the House and Senate supplemental operating budgets allotted amounts to...Read More

Senate debates amendments to supplemental operating budget

Several amendments were discussed in the Senate floor debate on Thursday regarding Senate Bill 6168, or the supplemental operating budget as proposed by the Senate...Read More

Transportation budget gets public hearing in Senate Transportation Committee

The Senate Transportation Committee conducted a public hearing on the chamber’s supplemental transportation budget on Wednesday, the third of three budgets the Senate rolled out...Read More

Senate Democrats present supplemental operating budget

The same day House Democrats unveiled their proposals for the operating budget, capital budget and transportation budget, the Senate Democrats also presented their operating budget...Read More

House Democrats’ supplemental transportation budget highlights shortfall

The House Democrats released their supplemental transportation budget Monday, highlighting a $453 million shortfall, with most of that amount stemming from the state’s Multimodal Fund...Read More

House Democrats release supplemental operating budget

The House Democratic Caucus released their supplemental operating budget Monday, prioritizing homelessness and housing affordability, health care accessibility and childcare. The budget doesn’t call for...Read More

House Democrats prioritize housing in supplemental capital budget

The House Democratic Caucus released their supplemental capital budget Monday, part of a rollout that included the caucus’s supplemental operating budget and supplemental transportation budget,...Read More

Revenue forecast balloons to more than $600 million this biennium

The Washington State Economic & Revenue Forecast Council approved and adopted its latest revenue forecast for the state today, pointing to similar figures they saw...Read More