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Washington Research Council releases brief analyzing governor’s budget

01/22/2015 - WashACE

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 increase in state spending, largely fueled by new taxes on carbon emissions and capital gains. As the WRC points out, Gov. Inslee’s […]

Governor’s budget plan faces another hurdle: Treasurer wants more in reserves

01/21/2015 - WashACE

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’s proposal to spend $538 million out of the rainy-day account — or more than half of the reserve […]

Friday Roundup: Gov’s press conference, minimum wage, US manufacturing, best city for jobs

01/16/2015 - WashACE

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 ranks as No. 1 city in the nation for jobs. (Yes, Seattle has a high minimum wage and paid sick leave, don’t […]

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