Budget Matters Conference

In 2012, we proudly held the first-ever budget and policy conference in Washington state. Since then, our successful Budget Matters Policy Conference has annually attracted more than 300 advocates, policy experts, legislators, and more from around the state -- gathered to shape the debate on policy priorities and how to create shared prosperity. 

In 2015, in response to partner feedback, we started something new. During supplemental budget years, we are hosting a half-day Budget Matters Summit focused on big-picture policies. (In 2015, that big-picture policy focus was the need to advance racial equity in policymaking.) In years when the biennial budget will be released in the upcoming legislative session, we will still offer the full-day Budget Matters Policy Conference. We think this format will allow us to keep the content fresh in supplemental budget years. 

Sponsorship

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Previous Conferences

Some of the influential presenters at previous Budget Matters conferences include Gov. Jay Inslee, Heather McGhee from Demos, and Van Jones from Rebuild the Dream. If you missed out or want to relive some of the highlights from those events, select the links below:  

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GiveBIG Is May 10!

A gift to the Washington State Budget & Policy Center supports our work to advance a just and prosperous state for all Washingtonians! Early giving starts on April 27.

 

We're Seeking Board Members

Want to engage more deeply with the work of the Budget & Policy Center? Then consider joining our Board of Directors! We are looking for three new board members this year. Click here for details.

Watch Our Budget Beat Webinars

We host regular Budget Beat webinars throughout legislative session to bring you updates and breaking news from Olympia and timely policy analysis. Visit our YouTube channel to watch our previous Budget Beats. 

Testimonies in Olympia

To advance our legislative priorities, the Budget & Policy Center team is in the state capitol throughout session testifying on a wide range of bills. Watch our recent testimonies on TVW:
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View Our School Funding Plenary 

Roxana_BMC_plenary_2016View the Budget Matters 2016 conference plenary, "What's at Stake in the 2017-2019 Budget: Funding McCleary and Beyond." Moderated by Ann Dornfeld of KUOW, the plenary features Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, the 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year; Lew Moore of the Washington Research Council; Roxana Norouzi of OneAmerica; and Sen. Christine Rolfes. The plenary starts after an intro by Executive Director Misha Werschkul and an intro video by Gov. Inslee.