February 16, 2012
State revenue forecast shows improvement
The February revenue forecast shows a turn upward for the next biennium. The forecast for expected revenue for 2011-13 is up by $95.7 million with a total expected revenue of about $30.3 billion. While this revenue increase of 0.3 percent represents a modest boost for the current biennium, this is the first positive forecast since June 2010.
The forecast for the 2013-15 biennium is predicted to be about $32.3 billion, an increase of about 6.6 percent from the current biennium. This is the first forecast adopted by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council for the next biennium.
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