Budget Beat Webinars

We host regular Budget Beat calls throughout legislative session to bring you updates and breaking news from Olympia and timely policy analysis. If you are unable to participate in the call, you can listen to the call (and see the slideshow) here.


March 16, 2018

Budget & Policy Center fiscal policy experts Kelli Smith and Andy Nicholas talk about the big wins in the 2018 legislative session and budget, and they also discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead. Watch here.


June 23, 2017

Guest speaker Louisa Warren, deputy director of state strategies and engagement at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Julie Watts, deputy director at the Budget & Policy Center, discussed the GOP health care bill and budget proposal. Watch here.

April 14, 2017

Guest speaker Roxana Norouzi, director of education and integration at OneAmerica, and Jennifer Tran, senior policy analyst at the Budget & Policy Center, discussed how dual language learning and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program advance racial equity for kids of color in Washington state. Watch here.

April 5, 2017

Our fiscal policy team discussed the state Senate and House budget proposals. Watch here.

February 10, 2017

Guest speakers Ryan Pricco, director of advocacy and policy at Child Care Aware of Washington, Marie Keller, family care provider and statewide chapter president of SEIU 925, and Jessica Roach, early learning advocacy manager at the Children's Alliance, discussed early learning proposals this session. Watch here.

February 3, 2017

Our fiscal policy team talked about the Senate Republican plan to fund K-12 public schools and make changes to the state property tax. Watch here.

January 13, 2017

Our fiscal policy team gave an update on what’s left to be done on education funding per the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. They also talked about the Budget & Policy Center’s new revenue proposal. Watch here.


April 13, 2016

Our policy experts highlighted the hits and misses of this year’s legislative session and talked about what’s ahead in 2016. Watch here.

January 29, 2016

This Budget Beat discussion focused on Tim Eyman's Initiative 1366 and featured Senator David Frockt, D-Seattle, and Pacifica Law Group Partner Kymberly Evanson. Watch here.

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Why I-1366 is Bad for Washington

January 8, 2016 

The Budget & Policy Center's policy experts gave a preview of the 2016 legislative session. Watch here.

Related content from our schmudget blog:

This Session, Let’s Make Shared Prosperity the Top Priority


July 10, 2015

The Budget & Policy Center's research and policy team provided their insight about the hits and misses of this year's state budget and legislative session. Watch here.  

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Final Budget: Hits and Misses

April 3, 2015

The Budget & Policy Center's research and policy team offered a legislative update from this session as well as an overview of the House and Senate budget proposals. Watch here.  

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Senate Budget Falls Short
House Budget Proposal Prioritizes Funding for Education

February 27, 2015

State Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, and Senior Fiscal Analyst Andy Nicholas talked about the tax break transparency bill. Watch here.  

Related content from our schmudget blog:
In Support of the House's Revenue Proposals
Bill to Improve State Tax Break Transparency Receives Hearing

February 6, 2015

State Sen. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, and Research and Policy Analyst Lori Pfingst discuss the proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $12. Watch here

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Three Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage in Our State
2014 Legislative Testimony on Minimum Wage Increase

January 23, 2015

State Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, and Budget & Policy Center Senior Fiscal Analyst discuss Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed capital gains tax. Watch here.

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Zombies? What Zombies? A Response to an Op-Ed That Itself Seems Lifeless
Updated! FAQs About Taxing Capital Gains In Washington State A Capital Reform: Using Capital Gains to Fuel Job Creation and Economic Prosperity in Washington State (policy brief)

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