Virtual Conversation | Recapping the 2021 Session: Legislative Republicans, May 18, 2021 Register

Budget

Strong budgeting practices will help governments manage coronavirus state and local fiscal recovery funds

Washington’s state and local governments will receive $7.120 billion from the coronavirus state and local fiscal recovery funds (part of the American Rescue Plan Act). (Posts on...Read More

Legislature passes 2021-23 operating budget, making use of state revenue and COVID relief funds

On the last day of the legislative session, Washington legislators passed their 2021-2023 operating budget, appropriating $10.6 billion in COVID-19 federal stimulus funds and $59...Read More

Senate passes $6.3 billion capital construction budget

The State Senate voted Friday to approve a $6.3 billion capital construction budget, directing funds to priorities such as broadband infrascture, affordable housing, conservation, higher...Read More

Senate-passed operating budget would appropriate $59.282 billion for 2021–23, plus more than $6 billion in federal relief funds (over three years)

Yesterday the Senate passed its operating budget. As passed, the 2021 supplemental to the 2019–21 budget would appropriate $52.704 billion from funds subject to the...Read More

Op-ed: State lawmakers have the right budget approach for our recovery

State policies – backed up by investments in the state budget – are moral documents, and they have the power to support a better life...Read More

How the Senate transportation budget makes use of federal funds

The Senate passes their 2021-23 Transportation Budget, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs (D – Lake Stevens) in a unanimous vote Monday. The budget makes use of...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Christine Rolfes answers questions on the Senate Democrats’ 2021-2023 Operating Budget

As chair the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Senator Christine Rolfes (D – Bainbridge Island) is the majority’s lead budget writer. Last week Senate Democrats...Read More

House Democratic Caucus releases 2021-23 state operating budget proposal

The House Democratic Caucus unveiled its proposed 2021-23 state operating budget Friday – proposing to spend $58 billion in state funds over the next two...Read More

Legislators and Advocates discuss progressive revenue bills ahead of fiscal committees cutoff

In conjunction with the fiscal cutoff for legislative committees today, a panel held by Balance Our Tax Code convened a group of House Democrats and...Read More

House Republicans roll out 2021 – 2023 budget proposal

House Republicans unveiled their proposed 2021-23 state operating budget proposal on Tuesday. Republicans framed their proposal as an approach that would fund critical services without...Read More