Budget Beat Webinars

We host regular Budget Beat calls throughout legislative session to bring you updates and breaking news from Olympia and timely policy analysis. If you are unable to participate in the call, you can listen to the call (and see the slideshow) here.

2017

February 10, 2017

Guest speakers Ryan Pricco, director of advocacy and policy at Child Care Aware of Washington, Marie Keller, family care provider and statewide chapter president of SEIU 925, and Jessica Roach, early learning advocacy manager at the Children's Alliance, discussed early learning proposals this session. Watch here.

February 3, 2017

Our fiscal policy team talked about the Senate Republican plan to fund K-12 public schools and make changes to the state property tax. Watch here.

January 13, 2017

Our fiscal policy team gave an update on what’s left to be done on education funding per the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. They also talked about the Budget & Policy Center’s new revenue proposal. Watch here.

2016

April 13, 2016

Our policy experts highlighted the hits and misses of this year’s legislative session and talked about what’s ahead in 2016. Watch here.

January 29, 2016

This Budget Beat discussion focused on Tim Eyman's Initiative 1366 and featured Senator David Frockt, D-Seattle, and Pacifica Law Group Partner Kymberly Evanson. Watch here.

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Why I-1366 is Bad for Washington

January 8, 2016 

The Budget & Policy Center's policy experts gave a preview of the 2016 legislative session. Watch here.

Related content from our schmudget blog:

This Session, Let’s Make Shared Prosperity the Top Priority

2015


July 10, 2015

The Budget & Policy Center's research and policy team provided their insight about the hits and misses of this year's state budget and legislative session. Watch here.  

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Final Budget: Hits and Misses

April 3, 2015

The Budget & Policy Center's research and policy team offered a legislative update from this session as well as an overview of the House and Senate budget proposals. Watch here.  

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Senate Budget Falls Short
House Budget Proposal Prioritizes Funding for Education

February 27, 2015

State Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, and Senior Fiscal Analyst Andy Nicholas talked about the tax break transparency bill. Watch here.  

Related content from our schmudget blog:
In Support of the House's Revenue Proposals
Bill to Improve State Tax Break Transparency Receives Hearing

February 6, 2015

State Sen. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, and Research and Policy Analyst Lori Pfingst discuss the proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $12. Watch here

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Three Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage in Our State
2014 Legislative Testimony on Minimum Wage Increase

January 23, 2015

State Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, and Budget & Policy Center Senior Fiscal Analyst discuss Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed capital gains tax. Watch here.

Related content from our schmudget blog:
Zombies? What Zombies? A Response to an Op-Ed That Itself Seems Lifeless
Updated! FAQs About Taxing Capital Gains In Washington State A Capital Reform: Using Capital Gains to Fuel Job Creation and Economic Prosperity in Washington State (policy brief)

2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Budget & Policy Center staff join to discuss the 2014 legislative session and what lies ahead for lawmakers next year in Olympia.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell and our research director Lori Pfingst join to discuss a proposal to increase the minimum wage to $12/hour by 2017.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Tacoma News Tribune reporter Jordan Schrader joins to discuss issues to watch in the 2014 legislative session.


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Watch Our Budget Beat Webinars

We host regular Budget Beat webinars throughout legislative session to bring you updates and breaking news from Olympia and timely policy analysis. Visit our YouTube channel to watch our previous Budget Beats. 

Testimonies in Olympia

To advance our legislative priorities, the Budget & Policy Center team is in the state capitol throughout session testifying on a wide range of bills. Watch our recent testimonies on TVW:
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View Our School Funding Plenary 

Roxana_BMC_plenary_2016View the Budget Matters 2016 conference plenary, "What's at Stake in the 2017-2019 Budget: Funding McCleary and Beyond." Moderated by Ann Dornfeld of KUOW, the plenary features Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, the 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year; Lew Moore of the Washington Research Council; Roxana Norouzi of OneAmerica; and Sen. Christine Rolfes. The plenary starts after an intro by Executive Director Misha Werschkul and an intro video by Gov. Inslee.