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27
Mar

Senate Majority Caucus Budget Summary

WSAC Staff has put together and in-depth analysis of the Senate Budget that was released last week. You can download the full report by click on the photo below.  Or, follow this link to the report.  

27
Mar

Senate Budget Proposal Doesn’t Age Well

Olympia (March 23, 2017) – As WSAC staff have had more time to analyze the Senate budget proposal that was released and heard on Tuesday, more and more problems have come to light. While we were initially relieved to see that traditionally shared revenue sources were not impacted, the Senate is able to raise new revenue for the state by tapping into

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27
Mar

Will MTCA still take care of local programs?

The Model Toxics Control Accounts (MTCA) remain in desperate financial situation with the capital side of the ledger starting this session $75 million in the negative. That compares to a normal capital budget that projects $185-$290 million dollars available to fund a number of important projects and programs. This is a continuation of the problems from last year that led

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27
Mar

Columbia River Treaty Update

Washington, D.C. – Representatives of the U.S. State Department have met informally with their Canadian counterparts to discuss issues around entering into formal negotiations on revisions to the Columbia River Treaty. The Canadians indicated that there were a number of items and other international issues hindering the start of formal negotiations on the Columbia River Treaty including Immigration Policy, potential

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