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Budget

Notable “asks” among state agency decision packages

The Office of Financial Management has made available most of the “Decision Packages” submitted to Governor Inslee for review.  You can dig through them here....Read More

Constantine releases 2019-2020 King County Proposed Budget

King County Executive Dow Constantine released his proposed 2019-2020 biennial budget today. The two-year budget allocates approximately $11.6 billion to cover the county’s 15,000 employees...Read More

Poverty rates hold steady, average incomes continue to increase in Seattle area and Washington state

The share of Washingtonians living below the federal poverty threshold declined slightly from 11.3 percent to 11 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to new...Read More

What could Democrats do with a two-thirds legislative majority?

As state primary results have solidified, Democrats are looking strong as we roll forward to November. The Dems could pick up between 13 and 19...Read More

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