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And the Budget Beat Goes On

Posted by taral at Jan 31, 2013 10:45 PM |

Join us for the next Budget Beat call - Friday, February 8th at noon. We will discuss legislative session updates and highlight the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which  provides economic security and stability to thousands of Washington state families.

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.

Our first call on January 25th was a great success with more than 40 participants.

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 8th, noon to 12:30pm.

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GiveBIG is May 3

Seattle's annual giving event is today! And for the first time this year, a group of our board members is giving a $4,000 challenge grant to inspire even more people to make a gift to the Budget & Policy Center! You can make your gift for #GiveBIG now. A gift to us is an investment in the progress and prosperity of Washington state.

Our Legislative Agenda

During the 2016 legislative session, the Budget & Policy Center promoted several of the common-sense policy ideas we developed for the 2015-2017 bienniumOur Legislative Agenda 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. 

Budget Beat 

Listen to our Budget Beat offering highlights of the 2016 legislative session! 

Testimonies in Olympia

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

  • Policy Analyst Elena Hernandez's testimony (at the 23:23 minute mark) on the House Bill that would take a two-generation approach to preventing poverty 
  • Associate Director of Fiscal Policy Andy Nicholas's testimony (at the 1:54:09 mark) on the House bill focused on aerospace-related tax breaks
  • Research and Policy Director Lori Pfingst's 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 

Budget Matters Summit

Thank you to all who attended our our Budget Matters 2015 policy summit. If you missed it (or would like to relive it), you can watch a highlight video of the summit or watch the full summit panel -- which featured a range of community leaders talking about how to advance racial equity in state policymaking.