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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

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