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New Washington poll shows majority support for raising taxes on the wealthiest households

Results from a new GBAO poll reveal various sentiments surrounding COVID-19 and possible state responses to the economic crisis catalyzed by the pandemic. The poll,...Read More

ERFC releases updated economic forecast

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) has released it’s June 2020 preliminary economic forecast. This is the first ERFC forecast that incorporates...Read More

How much agencies and institutions have received in state funds for COVID-19 response

The Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM) published a breakdown this week of how $171 million in state funds have been distributed to state...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Rebecca Saldaña lays out the economic recovery she wants to see in Washington State

Senator Rebecca Saldaña represents the 37th Legislative District. She serves as the Deputy Majority Leader and Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. Most recently,...Read More

Op-ed: Supporting people’s health through a long-term state Recovery Rebate

Cash stimulus is a powerful health policy solution to economic hardship, and is all the more critical as hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians lose their...Read More

How big is the Washington State budget deficit?

Unofficial reports are circulating that the June revenue forecast will post a new revenue shortfall of “$7 billion.” Is that a big number? Is that...Read More

Senate forms bipartisan economic recovery committee

The Washington State Senate is forming a bipartisan committee to address Washington State’s long-term economic recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Senate Majority Leader Andy...Read More

Department of Commerce will help fund housing affordability plans in rural communities

The Washington State Department of Commerce (DOC) announced this week that it has awarded growth management grants of $25,000 each to Othello, Stevenson and Cowlitz...Read More

Report: Seattle has the nation’s biggest growth in unemployment due to COVID-19

A new WalletHub report ranks Seattle as the number one city in America where rising unemployment is most impacted by COVID-19. In the report, WalletHub...Read More

State Treasurer creates savings by refunding bonds

On Wednesday, the Washington State Treasurer’s Office, on behalf of the State Finance Committee, sold $410.7 million dollars of refunding bonds, producing over $50.5 million...Read More