Budget Matters 2014

Thank you to all who attended Budget Matters 2014, our third annual policy conference at the Washington State Convention Center. 

The Budget & Policy Center joined advocates, policy experts, legislators, members of the media, community activists and students to reshape the debate on policy priorities for Washington state.  

If you missed out or want to relive some of the highlights, watch the video below.  


Take a look at some of the presentations from the break-out panels:

And here's some media coverage of the conference:

  • Seattle Weekly: "As a Budget Battle Looms, Can the State Clean Up Its Fiscal Mess?" (December 16)
  • Crosscut: "Sales tax hike, income tax? Not likely." (December 16)
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Inslee warns of 'malarkey' and 'assault by polluting industries.'" (December 12) 
                 Lori at BM 2014  RE attendees                  
                 MH panelists  Gerald Hankerson
                 Remy and Gov. Inslee  Reuven Carlyle

Thank you to our sponsors!  

Budget Matters 2014 would not have been possible without the generous support from our sponsors.

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle Children's Hospital
Washington State Nurses Association

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Our Seattle Policy Summit

You can watch our Budget Matters 2017 Seattle Policy Summit, which took place on December 6, online. The first part of the day (watch here) featured Washington State Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib and Race Forward President Glenn Harris. The second part of the day (watch here) featured Budget & Policy Center Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Tran, and a panel of local leaders moderated by Michael Brown of the Seattle Foundation. 

Our Policy Priorities

Washington state should be a place where all our residents have strong communities, great schools, and the chance for a bright future. Our 2017-2019 Legislative Agenda outlines the priorities we are working to advance to build a better Washington.

Testimonies in Olympia

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We're in Olympia throughout the 2018 legislative session to testify in support of bills that advance our legislative priorities. Watch our testimonies on TVW: