2017 Legislative Bulletin

27
Mar

House Budget Proposal Helps Counties

Monday, March 27, 2017 – Today the House Democrats released their proposed spending plan for the 2017-2019 biennium. WSAC staff are still working through the details. While there are some areas of concern, such as capping marijuana distributions and WDFW PILT payments at current levels, this proposal has a lot for counties to like. First, the budget assumes passage of

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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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