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Join us for the Budget Beat

Posted by Ben Secord at Jan 17, 2013 02:00 AM |

Interested in what’s going on in Olympia? Join us for the Budget Beat - regular legislative session updates and analysis.

Budget BeatDuring this year’s legislative session we’ll be hosting 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 will:

  • 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

First call - Friday January 25th, noon to 12:30 p.m.

On tap for our first call we’ll review Governor Gregoire’s final budget proposal, which represents the starting point for budget negotiations between the House, Senate and Governor Inslee. Our Policy Analyst Kim Justice will unpack the proposal, highlighting potential revenue options and providing analysis on proposed budget cuts.

Click here to register for our first Budget Beat call, next Friday, January 25th at noon.

 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

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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Inside Olympia

Executive Director Remy Trupin appeared on TVW's "Inside Olympia" to discuss the budget, revenue options, and the impact of the McCleary decision going forward. The whole interview can be found here. 

Remy TVW -March 14


Budget Matters 2013

More than 300 people -- advocates, students, lawmakers, and policy experts joined us for our second annual policy conference. We heard from Heather McGhee, Jared Bernstein, and Governor Inslee.

Click here for video clips, photos, and PowerPoint presentations from the break-out sessions.

Our new video has highlights from the day. 

Heather McGhee


Save the date for this year's conference: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.