Last week we published a policy brief on Gov. Inslee's education funding proposal and HB 1843 (which has since been passed by the House). Today we have a new brief on SSB 5607, the Senate-passed education funding bill.
In a new policy brief we discuss Gov. Inslee's plan to comply with the McCleary decision on school funding as well as HB 1843, which was passed by the House Appropriations Committee earlier this month.
New report: Gov. Inslee's 2017-19 Operating Budget Proposal Would Significantly Increase Spending and Taxes
In a new report, we provide an overview of Gov. Inslee's proposed operating budget for the next biennium. Briefly:
Initiative 1433 will be on the ballot in November. We consider the initiative in a new report. Briefly:
In a new report, we write about the McCleary decision, education funding enhancements the state has made in response, and what remains to be done. We also provide background on the state property tax system and school funding.
New brief: 2016 Supplemental Operating Budget Doesn't Increase Taxes But Does Tap the Rainy Day Fund
Last week the Legislature passed a 2016 supplemental operating budget. We review the budget in a new policy brief. Briefly:
Health Care Authority (HCA) maintenance level increases make up the vast majority of all maintenance level changes in the 2016 supplemental operating budget proposals. If adopted, HCA maintenance level changes would increase spending by $159.1 million. We take a look at the issue in a new policy brief.
New brief: Senate-Passed Supplemental Operating Budget Would Modestly Increase Spending Within Existing Revenues
On Friday, the Senate passed a 2016 supplemental operating budget proposal. We describe the proposal in a new policy brief. Briefly,
New brief: House-Passed Supplemental Operating Budget Would Increase Spending, Increase Taxes, and Tap the Rainy Day Fund
The House passed a 2016 supplemental operating budget last night. In a new policy brief, we take a look at the House-passed proposal. Briefly:
New report: By Mandating A Specific Compensation Mix, Labor Policies Take Flexibility Out of the Equation
In a new report, we take a look at various labor policy issues that are being discussed in the state this year. Briefly: