Prior to 2000

Spending Up in Governor’s 1999-2001 Supplemental Budget — Is I-601 Down?  December 23, 1999

Schools Would Benefit from Repeal of Prevailing Wage  December 21, 1999

More and Better Schools With Repeal of Prevailing Wage  December 20, 1999

Prevailing Wage Laws Mandate Excessive Costs  November 29, 1999

Washington’s Cardroom Industry: a Fragile Recovery  November 29, 1999

How Washington Compares on Unemployment Insurance  November 2, 1999

Time to Reorganize Insurance Regulation  October 18, 1999

Washington Business Taxes Highest in the West  October 6, 1999

Understanding the Tax Rankings  October 6, 1999

City and County Impacts Vary Widely  October 1, 1999

Let’s Vote on It  October 1, 1999

Summing It Up: Upon Reflection, I-695 Still a Bad Idea  October 1, 1999

Transportation and Transit Lose Plenty  October 1, 1999

Surplus Won’t Cover Shortfall  September 30, 1999

MVET Off, Property Tax On, and Other Tax Consequences  September 30, 1999

Not Much Discretion in the $45 Billion Budget  September 30, 1999

Growth of the MVET  September 30, 1999

Foreign Trade Barriers Hurt Washington Farmers  August 9, 1999

Salmon Update  August 6, 1999

Wrap-Up of the 1999-2001 Budget  July 23, 1999

The Economic Value of Higher Education  July 22, 1999

Unions Can Win in Privatization  June 25, 1999

With New Cities, New Concerns for Business  June 22, 1999

Housing Prices to Rise Faster  June 18, 1999

Time to Reorganize?  June 11, 1999

BPA Policy Encourages Utility Takeover Efforts  June 11, 1999

Washington’s Community and Technical Colleges  June 11, 1999

Lowry and Huff Examine the Effects of I-601  June 4, 1999

Unfinished Business  May 13, 1999

Legislature Fails to Agree on Health Care Bill  April 29, 1999

Economic Development/Senate Budget  April 23, 1999

Senate Offers Biennial Budget  April 23, 1999

House Republicans Look at Tax Cuts  April 13, 1999

Generous Pay Raises for Teachers  April 9, 1999

$240 Million Separates House Democratic and Republican Budget Plans  April 2, 1999

Supplemental Budget Duels  March 31, 1999

Legislature Ignores Workable Reforms  March 22, 1999

Health Insurance Still Suffers from 1993 Reforms  March 22, 1999

Capacity Not Currently a Problem at Four-Year Schools  March 17, 1999

House Supplemental Budget  March 17, 1999

$30 Car Tab Initiative Threatens Highway Improvements, Handcuffs State and Local Governments  February 26, 1999

Basic Health Plan Still Ailing  February 24, 1999

Tuition: Will Students Take a Hike?  February 23, 1999

Legislature Considers Changes in Telecom Regulation  February 23, 1999

No Harm to Schools from Referendum 49  February 15, 1999

1999 Supplemental Budget General Fund State: Senate Version  February 15, 1999

1999-2001 Higher Education Budget: General Fund State Highlights  February 12, 1999

Collective Bargaining Not Needed for Contracting  February 12, 1999

Trends in Higher Education Finance  February 5, 1999

1999-2001 K-12 Budget: General Fund State Highlights  February 5, 1999

Salmon  January 29, 1999

1999-2001 Transportation Budget: Referendum 49 Impacts  January 29, 1999

Governor asks for $73 million in supplemental spending  January 22, 1999

Governor’s Proposed Budget Boosts Education Spending  January 22, 1999

How Washington Compares  1999

Getting Back to Work: Reconsidering Unemployment Insurance in Washington  November 20, 1998

Housing Prices Continue to Soar  October 9, 1998

Referendum 49, Again: Tax Relief and Transportation  October 2, 1998

Housing Affordability in the Puget Sound Metropolitan Area  September 25, 1998

Understanding Washington State Taxes  August 19, 1998

Referendum 49: Tax Relief Plus Transportation Funding  June 19, 1998

Key Budget Actions: The Supplemental Budget  June 17, 1998

Catching Up on Welfare Reform  May 8, 1998

State’s College Financial Aid Program Gets a Failing Grade  March 27, 1998

Revenue Forecast for Next Biennium: Up 7.5%  February 27, 1998

Transportation Finance Plan Moves Forward  February 6, 1998

Debt Service  January 30, 1998

General Fund Overview  January 30, 1998

Unscrambling Telecommunications Policy  November 7, 1997

Initiative 673: A Return to Unmanaged Care  October 10, 1997

Referendum 47: Property Tax Relief and Control  October 10, 1997

Liability Reform and the Economy  September 12, 1997

Key Budget Actions; Revenues and Expenditures  August 8, 1997

New Role for Regulators as Competition Comes to Utility Industries  July 28, 1997

Defining the Challenge: A Closer Look At Higher Education  May 17, 1997

1997-1999 General Fund State Budget Summary  April 9, 1997

Higher Education II: Paying for College  April 7, 1997

Higher Education Demands a Closer Look  March 25, 1997

Grasping at Intangibles  March 10, 1997

Transportation’s Role in the State Economy  March 6, 1997

Taxing Power: Electric Utility Taxes in a Competitive Environment  February 11, 1997

Washington’s Real Estate Excise Taxes  January 15, 1997

The Citizens’ Guide to School Districts  1997

Rail Freight Mobility  October 23, 1996

Education Choice Initiatives 173 and 177  October 18, 1996

The ABC’s of RTA: Analysis of Benefits and Costs  October 15, 1996

Update on RTA: Costs and Travel Times  September 30, 1996

Tax Relief Prospects for 1997  September 30, 1996

Understanding Washington State Taxes  August 19, 1996

Property Taxes: An Interstate Comparison  August 5, 1996

Too Much Earmarking, Dedicating Funds  July 31, 1996

From Aberdeen to Wenatchee: Property Taxation in Fifteen Different Washington Cities  July 12, 1996

Regional Transit Again: A Look at the New Plan  July 8, 1996

Looking Ahead to the Next Biennium  June 21, 1996

A Citizens’ Guide to Washington State Property Taxes  June 1996

What Works for Welfare? Recent Experiences in Washington and Oregon  March 5, 1996

Supplemental Budget will contain Minimal New Spending  March 1, 1996

February Economic Forecast Released  February 29, 1996

Legislature Considers Property Tax Reforms  January 29, 1996

Property Rights Law Goes to Voters  October 16, 1995

Slowing Economy Reduces Revenue Forecast  June 16, 1995

Tax cuts may define bottom line  April 28, 1995

Key issues separate budget committee members  April 19, 1995

Competitive strategies update  March 31, 1995

House increases spending $1 billion, $665 million below Governor’s plan  March 30, 1995

Washington State Fiscal Trends 1983-85 — 1993-95  March 1995

Confronting employee compensation  February 24, 1995

Not just a corporate tax “break”  February 23, 1995

Commuting a la mode  February 16, 1995

The need for speed  February 2, 1995

Rethinking School Impact Fees  February 2, 1995

RTA impact on congestion  February 1, 1995

RTA: The $6.7 Billion Question  February 1995

Taxes headed down  January 31, 1995

Spending up $1.5 billion in governor’s $18 billion budget plan  January 30, 1995

Paying for the RTA  January 20, 1995

Council to review RTA Plan  January 19, 1995

The Citizens’ Guide to School Districts  1995

Takin’ It to the Limit: An Assessment of Initiatives 601 and 602, Second Edition  October 4, 1993

Takin’ It to the Limit: A Preliminary Assessment of the Impacts of Initiatives 601 and 602  June 9, 1993

Sales Taxation of Services: the Good, the Bad, and the Costly  April 14, 1993

Governor’s transportation plan: the cost factor  April 13, 1993

Real Estate Excise Taxes in Washington State  February 1, 1993

State general fund budget balanced, barely  September 3, 1991

The Citizens’ Guide to School Districts  September 1991

Most Leaders Expect State Economy to Improve  June 21, 1991

Public employee health benefit costs rising fast  May 10, 1991

Adding up state employee pay hikes  May 10, 1991

For many teachers 8 percent salary hike is only the beginning  April 9, 1991

Uncovering the budget: A revealing look at state fiscal practices  February 19, 1991

Governance and Fiscal Effects of I-547  October 15, 1990

Legislature approves local government aid package; sends property tax measure to voters  July 18, 1990

Washington’s Public Ports  June 1990

Package gets transportation improvements rolling  May 1990

Supplemental budget sets stage for 1991-93  May 1990

State operating deficit continues  March 1, 1990

Teacher Pay: Where do we really rank?  February 2, 1990

Spending proposal continues operating deficit  January 22, 1990

Citizens’ Guide to Local Government  January 1990

Transportation Finance in Washington State  November 1989

Children’s Programs in Washington State  September 1989

New Business Location in the Northwest  July 1989

Corporate, Personal Income Taxes Proposed; Higher Property Taxes Allowed  April 21, 1989

Estimating your own “Break-Even Point”  March 1, 1989

Taxes and Economic Growth  January 24, 1989

Citizens’ Guide to Local Government  January 1989

Paying for Long-Term Care  December 1988

Understanding Washington’s Taxes  November 10, 1988

Understanding Washington’s Taxes  October 1988

How Washington Compares: State and Local Revenue and Expenditures — FY76 to FY86  July 1988

Contracting Out In Washington State  June 1988

Most Businesses Require Employee Contributions for Health Care Premiums, Consultant Tells State  March 4, 1988

Projected Shortage in Road Funds Makes It Likely Gas Tax Issue Will Come Up Again  March 4, 1988

House Supplemental Budget Would Add $130 Million to Already Approved $10.2 Billion Budget for 1987-89  March 4, 1988