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Tax structure town halls begin Sept. 22

Washington’s Tax Structure Work Group is preparing to embark on seven town hall meetings beginning on Sept. 22 through November to gain feedback from people...Read More

Three Washington budget requests we’re tracking

Washington State agencies submitted their budget requests to the Governor’s office this month, documents which generally highlight their priorities for the coming fiscal year and...Read More

Washington’s better than expected July revenues in four graphs

Washington State’s revenue projections are in better shape than predicted, according to a recently-released Economic and Revenue Forecast Council monthly update.  The update covered the...Read More

$70 million allocated for Chehalis Basin flood, habitat improvements

The Chehalis Basin Board voted on Aug. 16 to approve a two-year spending plan totaling $70 million for its basinwide strategy.  The plan lays out...Read More

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