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Revenue up and forecast strong as Legislature passes floor cutoff

February 16, 2018

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its February economic and revenue update Thursday, projecting an increase of $1.3 billion in state revenue through 2021. Revenue collections from Nov. 11 through Feb. 10 were $185 million higher than the last forecast released in November. This is good news for state budget writers as they prepare to release capital and operating budgets next week. >>

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WACTCSA bills advance, committee hearings start back

February 16, 2018

There comes a time during session where agencies and other stakeholders get a semi-slow week. That time is when floor cutoff approaches. This past Wednesday was the floor cutoff for bills to be voted out of their originating chamber by 5 p.m. Both chambers were working diligently into the night debating and voting on bills to make sure they pass cutoff. Needless to say, I was binging TVW while I was away from the Capitol so I was up-to-date on the latest floor action. The moment TVW becomes your interim for Netflix, you know you’re married to WALEG. >>

2 Legislative cutoffs down, 4 to go

February 09, 2018

As the 3rd cutoff for the session is fast approaching next Wednesday, it also reminds me also that we are halfway through the session and my internship with the State Board. The short session, though, hasn’t stopped the enthusiasm for change in our state. >>

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