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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Budget Beat!

We host regular Budget Beat webinars throughout legislative session to bring you updates and breaking news from Olympia and timely policy analysis. Join us on Friday, June 23, for a Budget Beat about federal budget proposals, featuring Louisa Warren of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. And visit our YouTube channel to watch our previous Budget Beats. 

Testimonies in Olympia

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

View Our School Funding Plenary 

Roxana_BMC_plenary_2016View the Budget Matters 2016 conference plenary, "What's at Stake in the 2017-2019 Budget: Funding McCleary and Beyond." Moderated by Ann Dornfeld of KUOW, the plenary 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 an intro by Executive Director Misha Werschkul and an intro video by Gov. Inslee.