Budget Beat Webinars

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, July 10, 2015

The Budget & Policy Center's research and policy team provided their insight about the hits and misses of this year's state budget and legislative session. Listen here.  

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Final Budget: Hits and Misses

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:
Three Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage in Our State
2014 Legislative Testimony on Minimum Wage Increase

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:
Zombies? What Zombies? A Response to an Op-Ed That Itself Seems Lifeless
Updated! FAQs About Taxing Capital Gains In Washington State 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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Summit Ticket Deadline Is 12/4

Sign up for our Budget Matters 2015 policy summit featuring Patrisse Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter. And don't forget the deadline to buy tickets is DECEMBER 4!

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Public Will Campaign DirectorThe Public Will Campaign is a multi-year campaign convened by the Progress Alliance, the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, FUSE Washington, Sound Alliance, OneAmerica and others with the following goal: Change the cultural “common sense” about revenue policies, the role of government, and the economy, in order to achieve the robust public investments needed for a healthy, just, and prosperous state. 

State Policy Fellow: We're pleased to be a host site for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Fellowship Program. Fellows work for two years in a state policy organization focusing on a wide range of issues that impact kids and families with low incomes and communities of color, including: health care, taxes, and education. One fellow could complete their fellowship with our organization.

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 testified in support of a number of important bills during the 2015 legislative session. Take a look:

Budget Beat

Check out our most recent Budget Beat webinar: "2015 Session & Budget Hits & Misses." View our previous Budget Beats here