In today's podcast we do a deep dive into Gov. Jay Inslee's 2017-19 state budget proposal, the subject of our latest Special Report which you can read here.
The governor's budget plan includes $4.762 billion in new spending and $4.369 billion in new and increased taxes, including a new carbon tax and a new capital gains tax.
For more information about a carbon tax, you can read our analysis of the recently defeated revenue-neutral carbon tax state initiative (not the same as the governor's proposal, but it will give you some idea of the larger issues involved) here.
Also, here is a page with information on the Senate Bill (5111) version of the governor's capital gains tax proposal.