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Catch Rep. Chris Reykdal on the next Budget Beat

Posted by bens at Feb 15, 2013 01:45 PM |

Join us for the next Budget Beat call - Friday, February 22nd at noon. On the call, we'll highlight the Working Families Tax Rebate, which would provide a significant tax cut to more than 400,000 Washington families if funded. We will be joined by Representative Chris Reykdal to discuss legislation he is sponsoring to fund the Working Families Tax Rebate by closing a tax break that only benefits some out-of-state residents.

Register here. Budget Beat

During the legislative session we will host calls twice a month, on Fridays at noon, to bring you important updates from Olympia, timely policy analysis, and useful resources to keep you informed and help you make an impact. 

On each call we:

  • Provide legislative updates and breaking news from Olympia
  • Highlight a relevant policy issue or legislative proposal
  • Encourage participants to share information, resources and upcoming events

Click here to register for the next Budget Beat call: Friday February 22nd, noon to 12:30pm.

Check out our Budget Beat page with archives of past calls and additional resources.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Watch the Budget Matters Plenary 

View the Budget Matters 2016 conference plenary panel, "What's at Stake in the 2017-2019 Budget: Funding McCleary and Beyond," on TVW. Moderated by Ann Dornfeld of KUOW with a budget overview by our own Andy Nicholas, the panel 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 a brief intro by Executive Director Misha Werschkul and an intro video by Gov. Inslee.

Our Legislative Agenda

Our agenda for the 2015-2017 biennium calls for an equitable, sustainable revenue system in addition to state investments that: promote a world-class education system; sustain a strong middle class; produce living-wage jobs, and ensure that all Washingtonians have equal opportunity to get ahead. 

Testimonies in Olympia

We testified in support of a number of important bills during the 2016 legislative session. Take a look:

  • Our testimony (at the 23:23 minute mark) on the House Bill that would take a two-generation approach to preventing poverty 
  • Our testimony (at the 1:54:09 mark) on the House bill focused on aerospace-related tax breaks
  • Our House testimony (at the 9:25 mark) and Senate testimony (at the 1:44:54 mark) on the two-generation approach to poverty prevention bill 

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