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.

 BM 2014 Sponsor logos
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle Children's Hospital
Washington State Nurses Association

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Sign Up for #BudgetMatters17!

Our Budget Matters Seattle Policy Summit is on December 6. Find out more and sign up now!  (And a big thank you to all those who made our first-ever Spokane Budget Matters Policy Summit in October a big hit.)

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

To advance our legislative priorities, the Budget & Policy Center team was in the state capitol throughout session testifying on a wide range of bills. Watch our testimonies on TVW:
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