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And the Budget Beat Goes On

Posted by taral at Jan 31, 2013 05:45 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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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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