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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing in profound ways the critical role that public services play in our lives. This public health and economic crisis has magnified existing and deeply rooted inequities across the state

The Budget & Policy Center believes that even in times of crisis, Washington leaders can implement strategic and impactful policies that support the children, families, individuals, and workers whose economic and social well-being is most affected by the consequences of COVID-19. We must remember the health of our economy and communities is only as strong as the support we extend to every Washingtonian.

See our principles for addressing the COVID-19 economic crisis.

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Blog Post Washington needs targeted investment in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families By Evan Walker | August 04, 2020

Blog Post Federal leaders must keep money flowing to support equitable economic recovery By Julie Watts | July 28, 2020

Blog Post Now is the time to invest in the health of Washington’s people and communities By Margaret Babayan | July 22, 2020

Brief/Report Investments today can lead to better health tomorrow July 22, 2020

Blog Post Washington state’s essential workers deserve relief & real protections By Liz Olson | July 20, 2020

Fact Sheet WA lawmakers must pave the way for an equitable recovery from COVID-19 July 10, 2020

Blog Post Cash, food, & housing assistance play a critical role in COVID-19 recovery By Liz Olson | June 23, 2020

Blog Post Washington lawmakers: Invest in communities, don’t make knee-jerk cuts By Melinda Young-Flynn | June 17, 2020

Blog Post Proposals from state agencies paint devastating picture of all cuts approach By Liz Olson | June 10, 2020

Blog Post Washington needs a state cash stimulus By Margaret Babayan | May 28, 2020

Fact Sheet Cash stimulus must be a part of Washington’s recovery May 28, 2020

Blog Post It’s time to include undocumented immigrants in state response to COVID-19 By Melinda Young-Flynn | May 21, 2020

Blog Post Envisioning a just and inclusive future for our state By Melinda Young-Flynn | April 15, 2020

Blog Post We must protect and boost public investments at this critical time By Melinda Young-Flynn | April 02, 2020

Blog Post New federal bill to mitigate COVID-19’s economic impact: Three things for Washingtonians to know By Misha Werschkul | March 27, 2020

Blog Post Lawmakers made progress to promote economic security, but much more is needed By Melinda Young-Flynn | March 20, 2020

Blog Post Lawmakers must continue to support people’s economic security during this public health crisis By Margaret Babayan | March 09, 2020

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