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The House released its budget proposal yesterday, a counter to the Senate plan released last week. The gap between the two chambers is closing. As the Washington Research Council reports, the House wo…Read more
The News Tribune editorial board offers the governor and legislators some budget advice.We hate to break the bad news, but the Democrats in Olympia will have to downsize their ambitions for new taxes…Read more
Metropolitan Seattle ranks No. 4 in a new study of "creative economies" conducted by three economists at Arizona State University. As the Business Climate blog reports, Knowledge workers are increasin…Read more
It's here.The second special session begins today, with lawmakers moving ever-so-carefully closer to a budget agreement. Gov. Jay Inslee wants lawmakers to move quickly toward compromise. The Seattle…Read more
Improving educational achievement is fundamental to Opportunity Washington's roadmap for expanding Washington's culture of opportunity. The evidence in support of our priorities continues to accumulat…Read more
We all suspected it would come to this. Legislators have not reached agreement on the state budget for the biennium beginning July 1, 2015, less than five weeks from now. Austin Jenkins lays out what…Read more