Budget Matters 2012

Thank you to the 300+ people who joined us on December 13th for our first annual policy conference at the Washington State Convention Center.

We brought together legislators, advocates, and policy experts for a great day of interesting and dynamic conversations, targeted solutions, and thought-provoking discussions. We were honored to have Van Jones as our lunch speaker.

Van podium


Here are some of the PowerPoint presentations from the break-out panels.


plenary     Jones and crowd

Trupin and Jones    healthcare panel

 More pictures to come!

Thank You To Our Event Sponsors!

Premium Sponsor



GMBB             WSHA logo

CHPN        SEIU logo 

FP WSNA   Sprague Israel Giles Inc.

Finney, Neill & Co. P.S.

For general information on the conference, contact Ben Secord at bens (at) budgetandpolicy (dot) org or 206-262-0973 x 224.

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