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Our state’s recovery must include immigrant communities

State lawmakers must invest in immigrants excluded from federal relief & state benefit programs

By - February 2, 2021

COVID-19, Equity, Healthy People & Communities

Washington state needs a Recovery Rebate now

The Rebate – an updated Working Families Tax Credit – would provide cash to around 500,000 households

By - January 19, 2021

Cash Stimulus, COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Working Families Tax Credit

It is critical to our future to protect the democratic process & dismantle white supremacy

A statement from the Washington State Budget & Policy Center

January 15, 2021

B&PC News, Equity, Federal Policy, State Budget & Revenue

Governor’s budget a good start, but more must be done to meet urgent need

Washington lawmakers must act boldly this legislative session

By Margaret Babayan, policy analyst, and Andy Nicholas, senior policy fellow - December 23, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, COVID-19, Equity

New data emphasize need to prioritize support for kids of color during pandemic

Pandemic “pain points” are worsening longstanding disparities, and they must be addressed

December 15, 2020

COVID-19, KIDS COUNT

Lawmakers must change unjust driver’s license suspension policies

Current policies endanger public safety and entrap residents in a cycle of debt and economic hardship

By Evan Walker, policy analyst, and Andy Nicholas, senior policy fellow - November 30, 2020

Economic Well-Being, Equity, Progress in Washington

Washingtonians call for bold action to support an inclusive economic recovery

Even as we await federal election results, people must advocate for key budget and revenue priorities

By Misha Werschkul and Jennifer Tran - November 4, 2020

Ballot Measures, COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities, State Budget & Revenue

Washington’s kids need investments – not short-sighted cuts – to weather the COVID-19 crisis

KIDS COUNT brief urges lawmakers to act boldly on behalf of kids & families

By - October 28, 2020

COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Education, KIDS COUNT

The 2020 census matters, and there’s still time to be counted

Washington communities deserve fair representation, federal funding, and good data

By - September 18, 2020

Equity, Federal Policy, Healthy People & Communities

To support kids, support their caregivers

KIDS COUNT brief highlights the need to invest in child care workers and educators

August 10, 2020

Early Learning, Education, Equity, Federal Policy, KIDS COUNT

Washington needs targeted investment in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Investments in families with lower incomes would alleviate the economic pressure of COVID-19

By - August 4, 2020

COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Federal Policy, Poverty & Basic Needs

Federal leaders must keep money flowing to support equitable economic recovery

Republican COVID-19 relief plan doesn’t meet need of Washingtonians

By - July 28, 2020

COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Federal Budget & Tax, Federal Policy

Now is the time to invest in the health of Washington’s people and communities

Our new brief offers state policy recommendations for the COVID-19 recovery

By - July 22, 2020

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

Washington state’s essential workers deserve relief & real protections

Black, Latinx, immigrant, & women workers are keeping our communities afloat

By - July 20, 2020

COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Equity, Good Jobs, Healthy People & Communities

A conversation with the 2019-20 Narver Fellow

By - June 25, 2020

B&PC News

Cash, food, & housing assistance play a critical role in COVID-19 recovery

Strengthen public supports to stabilize Washington families

By - June 23, 2020

COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Poverty & Basic Needs

Dismal economic forecast shows need for bold investments

Cutting public supports will only make things worse

By - June 18, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, State Budget & Revenue

Washington lawmakers: Invest in communities, don’t make knee-jerk cuts

We call on leaders to respond wisely to this economic crisis

June 17, 2020

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

Proposals from state agencies paint devastating picture of all cuts approach

Washington state’s elected leaders must chart a different path with community needs at the center

By Misha Werschkul, executive director, and Liz Olson, policy analyst - June 10, 2020

Budget & Tax Analysis, COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Healthy People & Communities, State Budget & Revenue

Washington needs a state cash stimulus

Lawmakers must invest in the people and communities that drive our economy

By Emily Vyhnanek, Working Families Tax Credit coalition manager, and Margaret Babayan, policy analyst - May 28, 2020

Cash Stimulus, COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Equity

It’s time to include undocumented immigrants in state response to COVID-19

Undocumented immigrants excluded from more than $700 million in economic relief so far

By Misha Werschkul, executive director, and Margaret Babayan, policy analyst - May 21, 2020

COVID-19, Economic Well-Being, Equity, Healthy People & Communities

Envisioning a just and inclusive future for our state

Principles for a state policy response to the COVID-19 economic fallout

April 15, 2020

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

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

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