Budget Matters 2013

Thanks to our staff, board, and supporters for making Budget Matters 2013 a great success. More than 300 people -- advocates, legislators, students, and community partners joined us for an amazing day.

Thanks to TVW, we have video clips of each plenary speaker. 

Heather McGhee

Click here for Heather McGhee's remarks in the morning.  

Click here for Jared Bernstein at lunch.

Click here for Governor Inslee closing the day



Our new video has highlights from the day.

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For more photos from the day, click here.

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

                - Spencer Olson, Washington State Progressive Narrative

                - Maria Speiser, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

                - Anika Fassia and Patrick Bresette, Public Works

 

Thank you to our sponsors! We couldn't do this without your support.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

Watch the Budget Matters Plenary 

View the Budget Matters 2016 conference plenary panel, "What's at Stake in the 2017-2019 Budget: Funding McCleary and Beyond," on TVW. Moderated by Ann Dornfeld of KUOW with a budget overview by our own Andy Nicholas, the panel 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 a brief intro by Executive Director Misha Werschkul and an intro video by Gov. Inslee.

Our Legislative Agenda

Our agenda for the 2015-2017 biennium 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. 

Testimonies in Olympia

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

  • Our testimony (at the 23:23 minute mark) on the House Bill that would take a two-generation approach to preventing poverty 
  • Our testimony (at the 1:54:09 mark) on the House bill focused on aerospace-related tax breaks
  • Our 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 

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