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

Campion

Sponsors

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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GiveBIG is May 3

Seattle's annual giving event is today! And for the first time this year, a group of our board members is giving a $4,000 challenge grant to inspire even more people to make a gift to the Budget & Policy Center! You can make your gift for #GiveBIG now. A gift to us is an investment in the progress and prosperity of Washington state.

Our Legislative Agenda

During the 2016 legislative session, the Budget & Policy Center promoted several of the common-sense policy ideas we developed for the 2015-2017 bienniumOur Legislative Agenda calls for an equitable, sustainable revenue system in addition to state investments that: promote a world-class education system; sustain a strong middle class; produce living-wage jobs, and ensure that all Washingtonians have equal opportunity to get ahead. 

Budget Beat 

Listen to our Budget Beat offering highlights of the 2016 legislative session! 

Testimonies in Olympia

We testified in support of a number of important bills during the 2016 legislative session. Take a look:

  • Policy Analyst Elena Hernandez's testimony (at the 23:23 minute mark) on the House Bill that would take a two-generation approach to preventing poverty 
  • Associate Director of Fiscal Policy Andy Nicholas's testimony (at the 1:54:09 mark) on the House bill focused on aerospace-related tax breaks
  • Research and Policy Director Lori Pfingst's House testimony (at the 9:25 mark) and Senate testimony (at the 1:44:54 mark) on the two-generation approach to poverty prevention bill 

Budget Matters Summit

Thank you to all who attended our our Budget Matters 2015 policy summit. If you missed it (or would like to relive it), you can watch a highlight video of the summit or watch the full summit panel -- which featured a range of community leaders talking about how to advance racial equity in state policymaking.