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Oregon Legislature to convene special session; Washington unlikely to do the same

On Friday afternoon, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is expected to call a special legislative session for Aug. 10, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting’s reporting. In...Read More

Why there won’t be a special session this summer – or at all

Recently, Joe O’Sullivan reported what had been increasingly clear in recent weeks: there will be no special session this summer to address the fiscal shortfall....Read More

Coalition forms to oppose potential long-term care budget cuts

A group of Long-Term Care advocates in Washington State have formed a coalition in response to potential budget cuts to services utilized by senior citizens...Read More

New guidance from Treasury on uses of CARES Act relief funds

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has again updated its “Coronavirus Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions” document. The relief fund is the source of the $2.953...Read More

Chopp, Stokesbary lay out divergent approaches to economic recovery

On a recent episode of TVW’s “The Impact,” hosted by Mike McClanahan, former Democratic Speaker of the House, Rep. Frank Chopp and House Republican budget...Read More

King County Council approves new round of COVID-19 emergency funding

Tuesday afternoon, the King County Council approved $86 million in emergency funding for COVID-19 response – the third round of emergency funding the Council has...Read More

State Treasurer Duane Davidson responds to budget shortfalls; calls for special session

Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson released a statement Tuesday in response to last week’s ERFC forecast which projected $8.8 billion hit to state-government revenue over...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Jamie Pedersen discusses tax reform, a potential special session, and the 2020 elections

Sen. Jamie Pedersen represents the 43rd District in the Legislature and serves as the chair of the Law & Justice Committee. He also serves on the Ways &...Read More

State revenue projection for 2019–21 lowered by nearly $4.5 billion

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) estimated this morning that Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget...Read More

Letter from economic & policy experts to Washington State budget leaders

With Washington State’s official revenue forecast due for release today, more than a dozen economic and policy experts sent this letter – which lays out...Read More