— News By Subject —
Budget & Taxes


Rep. Terry Nealey, ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee, and 35 other House Republican lawmakers, sent a letter to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson Tuesday urging his office to “defend...

Sept. 27, 2017

We have received notice that the Legislature could reconvene in session this Thursday, July 20, the final day of the third legislative session, to complete business on two items: a permanent fix on the...

July 18, 2017

Despite a negotiated agreement between Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, Gov. Jay Inslee today vetoed a section of Senate Bill 5977, which would have reduced the business and...

July 7, 2017

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue forecast has...

June 20, 2017

Due to a stalemate over tax increases and K-12 education funding, budget negotiators in the House and Senate were unable to reach an agreement on the 2017-19 operating budget before the end of...

May 16, 2017

Only 18 days remain of the 2017 legislative session, scheduled to end April 23. This is an important time as we work toward the most important goal of the session —...

April 5, 2017

Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, talks about the latest revenue forecast and what it means for the budget outlook.

March 28, 2017

There are certain days during the legislative session familiar to nearly every lawmaker. Some are fun days, like “Dairy Day” when Washington State Dairy Princesses serve ice cream at the Capitol. Or when the...

March 16, 2017

New numbers are in for expected revenue coming in to the state of Washington and the news is good. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol.

March 16, 2017

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue forecast has been...

March 16, 2017