Upcoming Conference | 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference, Dec 10, 2019 Register


“Fix Our Tax Code Plan” has public hearing

A substitute Senate bill that would make changes to Washington’s tax code, including the introduction of a tax on capital gains, had a public hearing...Read More

Frockt ‘disappointed’ by Republicans’ refusal to vote for capital budget funding

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked funding for the 2019-21 Capital construction budget by voting against SHB 1101, which had received unanimous, bipartisan support in the...Read More

Where the “$2.8 billion surplus” number comes from

As operating budget proposals are rolled out, debated, amended, and voted on, Washington House Democrats and Republicans have repeatedly contradicted each other on a fundamental...Read More

Transportation budget clears Senate

The 2019-21 Transportation budget cleared the Senate on Thursday with unanimous support....Read More

House capital budget allocates $32.75 million more to UW behavioral health hospital than Senate’s

Both the House and the Senate 2019-21 capital budget proposals provide funding for a behavioral health teaching hospital at the University of Washington -- but...Read More

Differences in how the House & Senate plan to fund DSHS

The operating budget bill House Democrats passed off the floor last week totaled $52.8 billion, while the Senate’s proposing a slightly smaller package, at $52.2...Read More

Reps. Wilcox and Stokesbary comment on the proposed House operating budget

Washington House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox and Rep. Drew Stokesbary, lead budget writer for House Republicans, talked to members of the media about House Democrats’...Read More

Morning Wire: House budget, Rep. Drew MacEwen, how budget-writing works

Budget season is upon us, and we’re dedicating this edition of Morning Wire to parsing out what that means and what could be in store....Read More

The 90%, the 9%, and the 1%, or how the budget process actually works

"Ninety percent of people in Olympia play defense. Only nine percent can play offense. But only one percent can play in the budget."...Read More

Tax changes in the House Democrats’ budget

Washington House Democrats’ 2019-21 Proposed Operating Budget includes $52.6 billion in spending, funded in-part by a new tax and changes to existing taxes. Three budget-related...Read More