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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

Morning Wire: Rep. Beth Doglio, Special Session, Cascade Care

A special thank you to the Washington Realtors for re-affirming their Event Sponsorship of our fall event, the 2020 Re-Wire Policy Conference! We’ll hold the...Read More

Legislative Republicans push for June special session

In a virtual news conference yesterday, top Republican legislators rolled out their proposal for a potential June special legislative session. The legislative Republicans who participated...Read More

Op-ed: Is an income tax on special session agenda?

TVW recently interviewed the top budget writers in the Senate about the state’s budget outlook and the possibility of a special session. In one interview,...Read More

Morning Wire: Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, Incumbents who didn’t file, Our “new normal”

First, let me say thank you. I didn’t know what to expect when I announced last week that we were re-shaping our revenue model as a result of...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

Schumacher directs state agencies to identify operating budget savings options

David Schumacher, Director of the Washington Office of Financial Management (OFM) sent a memo to state agency directors this week asking that they identify options...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