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UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

House passes 2019-21 budget, Senate releases its own plans

House passes $52.8 billion budget, Senate Democrats release their own budget and tax plans for 2019-21.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Inslee task force would study possible dam breaching to help salmon, orcas

A task force to study possible removal of the Snake River dams could generate outsized controversy in Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Gov. Inslee proposes major spending boost, new capital gains tax

Gov. Jay Inslee will ask the Legislature for an extra $9.7 billion in spending in the state’s main budget over the next two years to pay for improvements to public …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Property tax break, capital gains in Democrats’ budget

House Democrats propose budget with property tax break and capital gains tax.


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Committee OKs Washington tax bill

The House Finance Committee passed a $3.5 billion tax package that majority Democrats described as a “work in progress.”


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

$30 billion in new taxes get theatrical GOP support in Washington Senate

In a bit of partisan theater, Senate Republicans vote yes on an estimated $30 billion in taxes that they really don’t support.


Gary Crooks: A modest proposal to fund schools

We could come up with a solution to fully funding basic education in Washington state: “A Modest Proposal for Preventing Children From Being a Burden to Wealthy Taxpayers.”


Progress reported on state budget process

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative leaders seemed to concur Friday that they are closing in on an agreement on the 2015-17 state budget, something that has eluded them …


State capital gains tax wins favor at Democratic hearing

OLYMPIA – With most legislators away from the Capitol and any budget negotiations behind closed doors, Democrats invited people from around the state to a hearing to support a capital …


Parties offer dueling education plans at 11th hour

OLYMPIA – Democrats and Republicans unveiled different plans Wednesday to pump more state money into public schools just as the Legislature is supposed to be wrapping up this year’s session. …


Education, mental health are top priorities in House budget proposal

OLYMPIA – Washington would spend an extra $1.4 billion on public schools, increase money for mental health programs and give raises to teachers and state workers, under a two-year budget …


Inslee urges new taxes in state of the state address

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday repeated calls for some new taxes, including one on carbon pollution to secure “a birthright to a healthy Washington.” Republican leaders countered that …


Washington Gov. Inslee’s budget proposal boosts school spending

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a budget proposal that would spend $2.3 billion more for public schools, strengthen mental health and child welfare systems, boost parks and implement tougher …


Capital gains tax would fund school reform

OLYMPIA – The Senate’s top Democrat will propose asking Washington voters to approve a capital gains tax on the wealthy to help pay for better schools and more affordable college …