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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

Republican budget proposal would drain the rainy day fund and avoid new taxes

Sen. Lynda Wilson, ranking member of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, has released a 2021 supplemental proposal and a 2021–23 operating budget proposal. The 2021...Read More

An abbreviated history of budget reconciliation

Budget reconciliation – the oft-used pathway for expediting tax and spending legislation through Congress – may be poised for another star turn on the national...Read More

As Inslee proposes new capital gains tax, progressives launch ad campaign

Governor Jay Inslee released his 2021 – 2023 biennial budget proposal today. The $57.6 billion proposal includes a new capital gains tax and a tax...Read More

House Appropriations Committee reviews 2021 budget outlook

The House Appropriations Committee held a virtual work session on Nov. 30th in which Dave Johnson, a Committee Staff member from the Office of Program...Read More

With I-976, transportation revenues were already expected to decline from 2017–19 to 2019–21. The recession is expected to deepen that decline.

Operating budget revenues are still expected to increase from 2017–19 to 2019–21, despite the impacts of the recession. Transportation revenues are not. Even before the current...Read More

Legislators respond with optimism and caution to increased revenue projection

Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget and Near General Fund forecast for the next biennium (2021–23) are headed in...Read More