Two new resources: Analysis of Governor’s 2011-13 budget proposal and legislative session tool

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Two new resources: Analysis of Governor’s 2011-13 budget proposal and legislative session tool

By - January 20, 2011

Full Analysis of Governor’s 2011-13 Budget proposal View full report
As Legislators begin to tackle the 2011-13 biennial budget, they will utilize the Governor’s proposal as a foundation to craft their own balanced budget.

Governor Gregoire’s proposal is a short-sighted, all-cuts budget that would result in unacceptably painful and economically-damaging cuts to many core public systems needed to sustain our economic recovery. Her proposed budget makes $4 billion in reductions on top of $5 billion in cuts already taken in the last two years.

The proposal fails to include much-needed revenue reforms that preserve essential, voter-approved commitments to health care, education and other vital public priorities while the economy recovers. Read our in-depth analysis of the Governor’s budget proposal here.

Introducing our Deciding Washington’s Future web tool
Today, Budget & Policy Center is launching our Deciding Washington’s Future web page. The site will be a resource and tool for the 2011 Legislative session, dedicated to tracking and analyzing budget developments. Features includes:

  • Timely analysis of budget proposals
  • Practical Solutions
  • Myth-Busting

 

About Andy Nicholas, Senior Fellow

Andy specializes in state budget and tax policy. Since joining the Budget & Policy Center in 2009, he has served on a Legislative Task Force on Tax Preference Reform and has conducted numerous analyses of Washington state’s tax code.

Read more about Andy