Policy Priorities

Policy Priorities

The Budget & Policy Center advocates for a state budget and tax code that advance progress and strengthen the well-being of all Washingtonians. We prioritize policies that advance racial equity by working to eliminate systemic and institutional barriers to opportunity for people of color.

Progress in Washington is our framework for determining which policies create an inclusive state economy – in which factors like race, ethnicity, gender, and ability are not determining factors in people’s life outcomes. The big question we seek to answer through our framework is: Are we investing enough – and in the right ways – to give all Washingtonians opportunities to prosper?

To explore our answers to this question, read our Progress in Washington 2018 series: