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We must protect and boost public investments at this critical time

Statement from the Washington State Budget & Policy Center

April 2, 2020

Cash Stimulus, COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Healthy People & Communities, State Budget & Revenue

New federal bill to mitigate COVID-19’s economic impact: Three things for Washingtonians to know

It’s a step forward, but plan is inadequate and excludes important members of our communities

By - March 27, 2020

COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Equity

Lawmakers made progress to promote economic security, but much more is needed

New policies can start to address the economic crisis we now face

By Evan Walker, Narver policy fellow, Liz Olson, policy analyst, and Melinda Young-Flynn, communications director - March 20, 2020

Cash Stimulus, COVID-19, Early Learning, Economic Well-Being, Income Inequality, Legislative Agenda, State Budget & Revenue

Lawmakers must continue to support people’s economic security during this public health crisis

Policymakers, advocates can take steps to support economic well-being amid the COVID-19 outbreak

By Margaret Babayan, policy analyst, and Misha Werschkul, executive director - March 9, 2020

COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs, Wealth & Opportunity

Three takeaways from the House and Senate budget proposals

Proposals are a good start, but lawmakers must invest more in communities of color and create new tax revenue

By Margaret Babayan, policy analyst, and Liz Olson, policy analyst - February 26, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, Economic Well-Being, Equity, State Budget & Revenue

The revenue forecast explained in GIFs (and one chart)

What to watch for in the state economic and revenue forecast

By Margaret Babayan, policy analyst, and Misha Werschkul, executive director - February 18, 2020

Economic Well-Being, State Budget & Revenue

Kids and parents deserve a stronger WorkFirst/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program

Lawmakers should reinvest in basic support for families experiencing poverty

By - February 13, 2020

Economic Well-Being, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs

Stronger local tools are needed to address homelessness

King County payroll tax option is a good start, but more revenue is needed

By - February 13, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, Healthy People & Communities, Poverty & Basic Needs

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