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The state Employment Security Department reports an increase in unemployment insurance claims last week. During the week of March 28 – April 3, there were 11,863 initial regular unemployment claims (u…Read more
The Department of Labor today reported another small uptick in jobless claims last week. Rather than focus on that, however, we'll call attention to the bold-face statement below (our bolding). In the…Read more
Senate Transportation Chair Steve Hobbs released a comprehensive $15 billion transportation plan yesterday, reports The Lens. Senate Transportation Committee Chair Steve Hobbs (D-44) has unveiled an i…Read more
The Washington Research Council has published a brief blog post on the House-passed budget. Earlier, we linked to their assessment of the Senate-passed budget. Here's the crux: On Saturday the House p…Read more
Washington revenue growth tops the nation in new Pew analysis. So why are lawmakers considering tax increases?April 6, 2021
A Pew analysis shows Washington tops the nation in state revenue growth in FY 2020 and FY 2021. The Pew graph below shows biggest gains and losses among the states. Idaho and Utah come in second and t…Read more
The state Senate yesterday passed its 2021-2023 operating budget and 2021 supplemental budget. The Washington Research Council writes, Yesterday the Senate passed its operating budget. As passed, the…Read more