Ballot Measures

votingVoter-approved initiatives can propose changes to the ways in which state and local governments raise revenue or spend resources. The Budget & Policy Center provides research and analysis on such ballot measures to help fully inform the public on the possible effects if they are approved.

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Supermajority Law's Damaging Legacy: I-1185 Would Renew A Policy That Has Eliminated Jobs And Thwarted Economic Recovery In Washington State

Initiative 1185, which will appear on the November 2012 ballot in Washington state, jeopardizes our economic future and undermines basic values held by the vast majority of Washingtonians – such as healthy families, education and opportunity, thriving communities, and economic security.

Budget Growth Claims Lack Context, Belie Deep and Painful Cuts

Despite the claims made by proponents of I-1107 and I-1053, the size of our state government has actually declined since the late-1990s...
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2015-17 Legislative Agenda

Our 2015-17 Legislative Agenda calls for an equitable and sustainable revenue system in addition to state investments that will promote a world-class education system, sustain a strong, inclusive middle class, produce high quality, living wage jobs, and ensure equal opportunity to live healthy and productive lives.  Take a closer look here.

Budget Matters 2014

Thank you to those who made Budget Matters 2014 a success! Stay tuned for pictures, video clips and PowerPoints from this year's conference.

Legislative Testimony

Senior Budget Analyst Kim Justice recently testified before Senate Ways and Means against a bill that would fund education at the expense of other budget investments. Watch it here. 

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