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Senate budgets target education, behavioral health, property taxes

The Senate Democratic Caucus has released its 2017-19 supplemental budgets. The proposed $900 million supplemental operating budget has three main priorities according to Senator Christine...Read More

Sen. Ericksen proposes $1 billion tax cut for Washingtonians

In a press conference on Wednesday, Senator Doug Ericksen spoke with media about his proposed $1 billion tax cut to provide relief for Washingtonians who...Read More

Podcast: Addressing Washington State’s Tax Structure

We recorded this podcast at our recent 2017 Re-Wire Policy Conference. This panel featured Rep. Noel Frame, Vice Chair of the House Finance Committee, Rep....Read More

Sen. Nelson says major tax reform won’t happen in 2018 session

Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson says not to expect any major tax system changes during this legislative session. Yesterday morning, during a Democratic leadership press...Read More

Behind the scenes on the Hirst, Capital Budget deals

Last week’s big news that the logjam finally broke on legislation to address the Hirst decision meant that Washington State would also get a capital...Read More

Capital budget floor action planned for this week, Hirst negotiations threaten to slow it down

With the passing of Hirst related bill SSB 6091 out of committee, and planned floor action on the capital budget scheduled for either Wednesday or Thursday...Read More

Morning Wire: Slade Gorton, Steve Hobbs, Bruce Chandler

Thanks to the 250 folks that joined our first Re-Wire Policy Conference last week!  With 25 legislators with us – as well as some of...Read More

Inslee’s supplemental budget: school funding, mental health services, and an upcoming carbon pricing plan

In a press conference on Thursday, Governor Inslee laid out the details of his proposed 2018 supplemental budget. Funding basic education was a key priority...Read More

Seattle’s 2018 budget: homelessness, safe injection sites, and police outreach

The Seattle City Council approved its $5.6 billion 2018 budget on Monday by a vote of 8-1. The budget boosts funding for homelessness programs, allocates...Read More

Rep. Terry Nealey statement on November 2017 state revenue forecast

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the General Fund-State...Read More