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.

 

WSHA CHNW

SEIU    Campion   


UFCW       CHEF


  PLG    WFA

FP    AARP

Washington State Nurses Association

Urban Press

Sprague Israel Giles Inc.

 

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We're Hiring!

We are looking for an experienced Deputy Director to manage the internal operations of our team of policy analysts and communications and outreach experts. Our ideal candidate will have research and analysis experience as well as a commitment to team-building and staff development. Priority review will be given to candidates who apply by May 30. Find out more.

You're Invited

Join us and Partners for Our Children for "Forum on Poverty: The Impact on Children and Families" on May 26, 12-4 pm, in Burien. Our policy analyst Elena Hernandez will be a speaker at this forum that will discuss how we can advance policies that prevent intergenerational poverty. THIS EVENT IS FULL, but you can email Partners for Our Children to get on the waitlist. 

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:

  • 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.