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Commerce announces $20 million emergency response grants for Tribes

 The Washington State Department of Commerce announced $20 million in emergency Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding is now available to the...Read More

An intersectional perspective on economic recovery

The bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery (SCER) convened its second hearing this week. In the first hearing, conducted on June 16th, economists and...Read More

Will Congress appropriate more relief funds for state and local governments?

State legislators are holding out hope that Congress will provide more funds for state and local governments that could be used to address revenue shortfalls....Read More

Chopp, Stokesbary lay out divergent approaches to economic recovery

On a recent episode of TVW’s “The Impact,” hosted by Mike McClanahan, former Democratic Speaker of the House, Rep. Frank Chopp and House Republican budget...Read More

State Treasurer Duane Davidson responds to budget shortfalls; calls for special session

Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson released a statement Tuesday in response to last week’s ERFC forecast which projected $8.8 billion hit to state-government revenue over...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Jamie Pedersen discusses tax reform, a potential special session, and the 2020 elections

Sen. Jamie Pedersen represents the 43rd District in the Legislature and serves as the chair of the Law & Justice Committee. He also serves on the Ways &...Read More

Letter from economic & policy experts to Washington State budget leaders

With Washington State’s official revenue forecast due for release today, more than a dozen economic and policy experts sent this letter – which lays out...Read More

Chopp unveils revenue proposal with new payroll and capital gains taxes

Former Washington State Speaker of the House, Rep. Frank Chopp, released a proposal Thursday to raise more than $2 billion in revenue to deal with...Read More

New survey looks at utilization of loan forgiveness programs among small businesses

An NFIB Research Center survey released yesterday looks at the utilization and financial assistance of both small business lending programs: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)...Read More

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