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The Budget & Policy Center uses our Progress in Washington framework to measure how our state is doing in four budget value areas: economic security; education and job readiness; healthy people and communities; and effective and accountable government. And we assess how state revenue is impacting these value areas.

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Blog Post The numbers are in: State investments and federal stimulus put Washington on a real path toward recovery By Margaret Babayan | August 17, 2021

Blog Post New reforms bring balance and equity to state’s tax code and economy By Andy Nicholas | July 07, 2021

Blog Post Lawmakers act to balance state tax code by passing capital gains tax By David Hlebain | April 25, 2021

Blog Post Pop-up art installation in Olympia supports tax on capital gains By B&PC Staff | April 20, 2021

Blog Post House & Senate offer a path to recovery in budget proposals By Margaret Babayan | April 01, 2021

Fact Sheet Closing the Tax Break on Capital Gains for an Equitable Recovery February 09, 2021

Fact Sheet Raising new revenue to invest in communities will spur recovery January 14, 2021

Video/Webinar Testimony on Governor’s proposed budget in Senate Ways & Means January 12, 2021

Blog Post Governor’s budget a good start, but more must be done to meet urgent need By Margaret Babayan | December 23, 2020

Chart/Graphic 2021-23 Governor’s budget by funding area December 23, 2020

Chart/Graphic Declining investments will exacerbate COVID’s toll on communities December 23, 2020

Chart/Graphic Snapshot: Process & Timeline for Budget & Revenue Proposals November 04, 2020

Blog Post Dismal economic forecast shows need for bold investments By Andy Nicholas | June 18, 2020

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

Blog Post Three takeaways from the House and Senate budget proposals By Margaret Babayan | February 26, 2020

Blog Post Stronger local tools are needed to address homelessness By Andy Nicholas | February 13, 2020

Blog Post Progressive taxation can advance gender equity By Margaret Babayan | January 30, 2020

Fact Sheet Our tax code could be a tool for gender equity January 30, 2020

Chart/Graphic Upside-down tax code harms women January 30, 2020

Blog Post Lawmakers should build on governor’s 2020 budget proposal By Andy Nicholas | January 16, 2020

Chart/Graphic November 2019 forecast: WA tax revenue still near historic lows November 21, 2019

Brief/Report Washington’s tax code is an untapped resource to advance racial justice October 02, 2019

Video/Webinar Budget Matters 2019 Community Panel “Getting a seat at the table” October 02, 2019

Video/Webinar Budget Matters 2019 Policy Panel “The illusion of race-neutral tax policy & tax reform movements” October 02, 2019

Blog Post Final budget reflects a modest move away from austerity budgeting By Kelli Smith | May 08, 2019

Blog Post Budget compromise leaves unfinished business on tax reform By Misha Werschkul | April 27, 2019

Blog Post Why are lawmakers being shortsighted with community investments? By Misha Werschkul | April 18, 2019

Blog Post Senate leaders push for a better tax code By Andy Nicholas | April 11, 2019

Blog Post Senate leaders propose two crucial policies to rebalance the tax code By Misha Werschkul | March 29, 2019

Blog Post Three takeaways from the House budget proposal By Kelli Smith | March 27, 2019

Blog Post House leaders propose smart tax reforms to pave way for stronger investments By Kelli Smith | March 26, 2019

Blog Post Budget & Policy Center applauds House budget proposal By Misha Werschkul | March 25, 2019

Chart/Graphic WA Can’t Move Forward with Declining Revenue March 20, 2019

Chart/Graphic March 2019 Forecast: New Revenue Still Needed March 20, 2019

Video/Webinar House work session on revenue and the economy January 24, 2019

Video/Webinar House testimony on governor’s budget January 14, 2019

Blog Post Governor’s forward-thinking budget plan sets the state up for a healthy future By Kelli Smith | December 15, 2018

Blog Post Current revenue sources coming up short of what our communities need By Kelli Smith | November 20, 2018

Video/Webinar Budget Beat: 2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up March 16, 2018

Blog Post Final budget brings momentous victories for communities, but property tax cuts will come at a cost By Kelli Smith | March 14, 2018

Blog Post In final budget, lawmakers should take the best from House and Senate proposals By Kelli Smith | February 23, 2018

Blog Post Senate budget proposal makes key necessary investments, but paying for tax cuts with rainy day funds would undercut state’s long-term fiscal health By Misha Werschkul | February 19, 2018

Blog Post Our testimony on House Bill 2967 and the need to close the capital gains tax break By Admin | February 16, 2018

Blog Post State’s strong bump in projected revenue will allow lawmakers to devote more funding to schools By Kelli Smith | February 15, 2018

Blog Post Governor’s proposal to salvage community investments shows need for systemic tax reform By Kelli Smith | December 15, 2017

Blog Post Final Budget Makes Progress on Community Investments – for Now By Kelli Smith | July 21, 2017

Blog Post Revenue Package Not Built to Last Over the Long Term By Andy Nicholas | July 12, 2017

Blog Post Governor’s Veto of Unnecessary, Short-Sighted Tax Giveaway Is the Right Move for Washington’s Future By Misha Werschkul | July 07, 2017

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