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Positive revenue forecast doesn’t reduce need for special legislative session, says Braun

By tracyellis | Published on November 18, 2020

Our state is now collecting enough revenue to avoid major cuts and tax hikes.

Does that mean it’s time for government to use money that’s already in hand to help businesses devastated by Governor Inslee’s COVID restrictions?

Tracy Ellis tells us that at least one lawmaker says – YES, YES IT DOES.

VIDEO: Strong comments from Sen. John Braun during economic forecast

By tracyellis | Published on 

Following the Nov. 18 release of Washington’s final state-government revenue forecast for 2020, Sen. John Braun, who is Senate Republican budget leader and a member of the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, responded to a reporter’s question and comments from other council members with detailed remarks about the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Republican proposals that have been ignored.