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What’s Missing from What You’re Hearing About Washington’s Budget

Last June, Gov. Jay Inslee made headlines when he signed a state budget totaling $43.4 billion in spending for 2017-19. Which of the following statements about that budget is true? A. State spending will grow 15.7% by 2019. B. State

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Governor’s budget proposal is a step in the right direction – but does not go far enough

Our state budget is one of the main ways elected leaders make decisions on our behalf about the future our children and our state will have. Will we continue to underfund education and overcrowd classrooms, or provide adequate resources so

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Washington State Budget 101

Washington State Budget 101

November 27, 2012

Where does state revenue come from, and how is it spent? Why does Washington face budget deficits – and how big have budget cuts really been? Get answers to these and other important budget and tax policy questions in this

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[UPDATE] Back on Track: Legislators hold community forums to discuss budget, tax structure

In Washington, our state budget is a reflection of our shared values and goal, and budget decisions directly affect our ability to educate our children, maintain the health and well-being of our communities, and build a thriving middle class. Unfortunately, the deep economic recession and our outdated revenue system present major barriers to our long-term prosperity.

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WA state budget all-nighter to bring more jobs, fewer tax breaks

Just about everyone was relieved to hear state budget negotiations came to a close early this morning. In general, the headlines have been positive: Basic Health and Disability Lifeline were protected in the budget, and tax breaks for some out-of-state

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An introduction to the WA state budget: We need more scrutiny of tax breaks

Excerpted from Washington State Budget 101: While the legislature deals with budget gaps by cutting public schools, home health care for vulnerable seniors, preschool for low-income kids, and access to college, 100s of tax breaks for profitable corporations go unexamined.

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An introduction to the WA state budget: The General Fund and sources of revenue

Every 2 years the legislature and Governor adopt a budget. The General Fund Budget is based on state tax revenues. In addition to the General Fund, the state receives money from the federal government for specific services, such as Food

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