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Lack of Economic Progress & Opportunity Gap Holding Washington’s Kids Back

Lack of Economic Progress & Opportunity Gap Holding Washington’s Kids Back

Posted by Lori Pfingst, 2014-07-22 16:50:00 | (0) Comments

Elena Hernandez & Lori Pfingst - New data released today show that declining economic security and the opportunity gap for kids of color remain the most significant barriers to unleashing the full potential of Washington state’s children and economy. 

Now Accepting Applications for the 2014-2015 Narver Fellowship

Now Accepting Applications for the 2014-2015 Narver Fellowship

Posted by Tara Lee, 2014-07-01 11:00:00 | (0) Comments

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 - 2015 Betty Jane Narver Fellowship. The fellowship is open to any currently enrolled graduate student in a college or university, and recent graduates with a master's degree or Ph.D.

State Tax Resources to Fall Critically Short of Current Needs

State Tax Resources to Fall Critically Short of Current Needs

Posted by Andy Nicholas, 2014-06-17 16:30:00 | (0) Comments

By Andy Nicholas and Kim Justice -- As policymakers grapple with a State Supreme Court mandate to invest billions of additional funds in Washington state schools, today’s lackluster forecast of state tax collections makes it abundantly clear that policymakers must get serious about reforming the state’s flawed, 1930s era revenue system.  We cannot provide a prosperous future for our children and grandchildren unless we change our tax system.

Statement on McCleary Order: New Revenue Needed For Better Outcomes for Kids

Statement on McCleary Order: New Revenue Needed For Better Outcomes for Kids

Posted by Ben Secord, 2014-06-13 21:30:00 | (0) Comments

Executive Director Remy Trupin issued the following statement the State Supreme Court's recent order:

Flawed Economic Model Hurts Washington State

Flawed Economic Model Hurts Washington State

Posted by Andy Nicholas, 2014-06-09 11:30:00 | (0) Comments

An economic model frequently cited by some Washington state lawmakers to justify their opposition to tax increases distorts the impact of tax proposals on state economies, according to a new study from the non-partisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP).

HIGHLIGHTS

Legislative Testimony

Senior Budget Analyst Kim Justice recently testified before Senate Ways and Means against a bill that would fund education at the expense of other budget investments. Watch it here. 

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Inside Olympia

Executive Director Remy Trupin appeared on TVW's "Inside Olympia" to discuss the budget, revenue options, and the impact of the McCleary decision going forward. The whole interview can be found here. 

Remy TVW -March 14


Budget Matters 2013

More than 300 people -- advocates, students, lawmakers, and policy experts joined us for our second annual policy conference. We heard from Heather McGhee, Jared Bernstein, and Governor Inslee.

Click here for video clips, photos, and PowerPoint presentations from the break-out sessions.

Our new video has highlights from the day. 

Heather McGhee


Save the date for this year's conference: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.