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Washington ranks in the middle of the states in a new report assessing public school systems. Governing magazine writes, There are many variables that can factor when a family is looking for a new sch…Read more
Pew reports states close out 2020 with widespread tax revenue gains. Washington is among the biggest gainers, as the map below shows. Pew reports, Boosted by widespread gains in the fourth quarter, to…Read more
Unemployment claims fall in Washington and nationally, as uncertainty grows about impact of rising COVID-19 cases.July 29, 2021
Initial unemployment insurance claims filings dropped again last week, both here in Washington and nationally, as concerns continue to mount regarding the economic impact of rising COVID-19 cases. The…Read more
The preliminary estimate of gross domestic product growth is out and, well, the numbers fall a bit below economists' expectations. Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.5…Read more
Washington ranks No. 7 among the states on the 2021 Prosperity Index produced by the Legatum Institute. (We hadn't heard of it, either, but it has an impressive group of donors and advisors.) Here's…Read more
We've written much about the surge in state spending and revenues, much of it on the back of one-time aid to individuals, businesses, and government itself. Now comes a Pew analysis, the first in the…Read more