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Legislators and Advocates discuss progressive revenue bills ahead of fiscal committees cutoff

In conjunction with the fiscal cutoff for legislative committees today, a panel held by Balance Our Tax Code convened a group of House Democrats and...Read More

Progressive tax reform campaign continues as Legislature hears estate and capital gains proposals

With hearings scheduled this week for two bills introduced by legislative Democrats that would change Washington’s tax structure, advocates are continuing a public campaign to...Read More

Rep. Timm Ormsby provides update on covid relief legislation

Rep. Timm Ormsby (D – Spokane), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, is the prime sponsor of the Democratic COVID-19 relief package. The bill is...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Noel Frame on her Washington State Wealth Tax

Rep. Noel Frame (D – Seattle) serves as Chair of the House Finance Committee. In that capacity, she has jurisdiction over tax and fiscal policy...Read More

Takeaways from House Appropriations Work Session on Stokesbary’s covid relief package

The House Appropriations Committee held a work session this week for Rep. Drew Stokesbary’s $4 billion COVID-19 economic relief package. The work session followed a...Read More

Sen. Karen Keiser answers questions about SB 5061 ahead of floor vote

Senate Bill 5061, legislation that would prevent a drastic increase in unemployment taxes for businesses and increase the minimum weekly unemployment benefit for workers, will...Read More

Democratic leaders provide updates on their covid relief package

At a media briefing Monday, Senate and House Democratic leaders provided updates regarding their $2.2 billion COVID-19 relief package. Calling it “Step One for Washington’s...Read More

5 recommendations for long-term economic recovery in Washington State

A bipartisan pair of members from the Senate Committee on Economic Recovery (SCER) have five core recommendations for catalyzing Washington State’s long-term economic recovery from...Read More

Stokesbary proposes $4 billion recovery package

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, unveiled a $4 billion economic recovery package yesterday afternoon. Titled, the REAL Recovery for Washington...Read More

Labor leaders in Southwest Washington await permit decision for $2.3 billion methanol plant 

Labor unions in Southwest Washington await a consequential decision from the Washington Department of Ecology concerning a project that could bring almost 1,434 new full-year...Read More