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The Washington Research Council today released a policy brief taking an in-depth look at Gov. Inslee's proposed 2015-17 budget. The governor's budget, released last month, proposes a 15 percent increa…Read more
State Treasurer Jim McIntire believes the governor's proposal dips too deep into the state's rainy day fund. The Seattle Times reports: In a letter to Inslee last week, McIntire said he opposed Inslee…Read more
TVW coverage of Gov. Inslee’s media availability this morning. Seattle Times report on that media availability. Bills to boost the minimum wage and require paid sick leave introduced. (More.) Seattle…Read more
The Senate Ways and Means Committee yesterday pass SB 5063, which the bill dubs the Kids First Act. The measure sets aside 2/3 of new revenues for education funding. From the bill report: From July 1,…Read more
UPDATE: The Tax Foundation yesterday released a critique of the ITEP study referenced below. The governor felt strongly enough about one aspect of the Washington state tax structure that he repeated…Read more
Seattle Times business columnist Jon Talton may have the best lede for this report. Take heart, ye boom fatigued. Seattle fell out of the top 10 of the latest Best Performing Cities report from the Mi…Read more