Budget Beat

During the 2015 legislative session we will once again host regular Budget Beat calls to bring you updates and breaking news from Olympia and timely policy analysis. If you are unable to participate in the call, you can listen to the call (and see the slideshow) here. 
Friday, April 3, 2015
The Budget & Policy Center's research and policy team offered a legislative update from this session as well as an overview of the House and Senate budget proposals. Listen here.  
Related content from our schmudget blog:
Senate Budget Falls Short
House Budget Proposal Prioritizes Funding for Education

Friday, February 27, 2015

State Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, and Senior Fiscal Analyst Andy Nicholas talked about the tax break transparency bill. Listen here.  

Related content from our schmudget blog:
In Support of the House's Revenue Proposals
Bill to Improve State Tax Break Transparency Receives Hearing

Friday, February 6, 2015
State Sen. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, and Research and Policy Analyst Lori Pfingst discuss the proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $12. Listen here

Related content from our schmudget blog:

Friday, January 23, 2015

State Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, and Budget & Policy Center Senior Fiscal Analyst discuss Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed capital gains tax. Listen here.
Related content from our schmudget blog:

A Capital Reform: Using Capital Gains to Fuel Job Creation and Economic Prosperity in Washington State (policy brief)

Budget Beat Archive

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Budget & Policy Center staff join to discuss the 2014 legislative session and what lies ahead for lawmakers next year in Olympia.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell and our research director Lori Pfingst join to discuss a proposal to increase the minimum wage to $12/hour by 2017.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Tacoma News Tribune reporter Jordan Schrader joins to discuss issues to watch in the 2014 legislative session.

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Our Legislative Agenda

The Budget & Policy Center's 2015-17 Legislative Agenda calls for an equitable and sustainable revenue system in addition to state investments that will promote a world-class education system; sustain a strong, inclusive middle class; produce high-quality, living wage jobs, and ensure equal opportunity to live healthy and productive lives. Take a closer look here.

Testimonies in Olympia

Andy testimonyWe've testified in support of a number of important bills this session. Take a look:

Budget Beat

In our April 3 Budget Beat webinar, our research and policy team gave a legislative update from this session. Check out other recent Budget Beats here

Now Hiring: Executive Director

We're looking for a seasoned, visionary, and energetic individual to lead our organization into its second decade. View the job description. And for an update on the Budget & Policy Center's leadership transition process, read this March announcement from our board president.

Budget Matters Conference

Thank you to all those people who made our 3rd Annual Budget Matters Conference a success! Take a look at this video highlighting Budget Matters 2014.