New report: Senate Transportation Package Would Begin to Address State’s Significant Infrastructure Needs
We've published a new special report on the Senate's transportation budget. Briefly:
We have posted a new special report on Gov. Inslee's cap and trade proposal (SHB 1314) and Carbon Washington's carbon tax initiative. The brief can be downloaded through this link.
We have a new policy brief today: Mandating Paid Sick Leave in Washington. Briefly:
We have a new report today: The Long-Lasting, Negative Consequences of the Minimum Wage. Briefly:
Our new brief on Governor Inslee's Capital Gains Tax Proposal is available through this link.
We have a new policy brief today on Washington's higher education system.
Today we've published a policy brief on Gov. Inslee's 2015-17 operating budget proposal. It would increase spending by $5.2 billion. It would also increase revenues over amounts already forecast by $1.6 billion.
Here is a link to our new report quantifying the impact of Washington's five major petroleum refiners on the state’s economy in 2013.
In a new brief, we look at this year's Council on State Taxation report, which summarizes state and local business tax collections in 2013. Washington continues to impose above average business taxes.
In a new policy brief, we preview the upcoming 2015–17 state budget. It is based on a budget outlook presentation from the Office of Financial Management.