Office of Planning & Budgeting

September 29, 2022

September Revenue Forecast reduces projections for the 2023-25 Biennium, as growth slows more than anticipated

Overview The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released its September revenue forecast on September 21, 2022. We noted in our previous blog post that the June forecast showed continued economic growth, but warned growth was slowing in the face of rising inflation and interest rates, as well as continued supply chain disruptions and other economic challenges….


June 28, 2022

June Revenue Forecast Increased by $1.5 billion for the Current Biennium, but Cautions that Growth is Slowing

Overview The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released its June revenue forecast on June 22, 2022. We noted in our previous blog post that the February revenue forecast showed continued economic growth, despite several challenges posed by emerging COVID-19 variants, supply chain disruptions, and rising inflation. COVID-19 case rates in Washington have since declined and remained…


May 6, 2022

UW Recognized in Princeton Review’s Best Value College Rankings

The Princeton Review released The Best Value Colleges rankings this month and the University of Washington Seattle continues to be recognized as one of the best colleges in the U.S. The Best Value College rankings considered schools with demonstrated excellence in areas such as academics, financial aid, career prospects, and student experience. In compiling The…


February 17, 2022

February Revenue Forecast Reflects Sustained Growth as Legislature Finalizes their Supplemental Budget Proposals

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released its February revenue forecast on February 16, 2022. We noted in our previous blog post that the November revenue forecast showed continued economic growth, despite rising COVID-19 cases, supply chain disruptions, and rising inflation. In Washington state, the COVID-19 case rates are now steadily declining from the recent surge…


February 3, 2022

UW Fast Facts 2022 – Now Available!

An updated version of UW Fast Facts is now available. You can find it on the UW Fast Facts page and in the Quick Links bar on the right. The page also includes links to an html-only version of Fast Facts, as well as tagged PDFs. A special thank you to OPB’s Institutional Data &…


December 1, 2021

November Revenue Forecast Shows “Stronger than Expected” Revenue Collections Despite Continued Challenges

Overview The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released its November revenue forecast on November 19. We noted in our previous blog post that the September revenue forecast showed continued economic growth in the face of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. In Washington state, the COVID-19 case rate is down from the recent peak in…


September 29, 2021

September Revenue Forecast Shows Overall Continued Economic Growth

Overview The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released their September revenue forecast on September 24. The last revenue forecast, released in June, showed promising signs of a full economic recovery. At that time, the number of COVID-19 cases in Washington state was declining. However, as noted in our previous blog post, risks remained and…


June 24, 2021

June Revenue Forecast Shows Strong and Growing State Economy

Overview The June revenue forecast again builds on the promising economic recovery we have seen in recent months. As a reminder, the June 2020 Revenue Forecast, released by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC), forecasted a precipitous economic decline as a result of the full shutdown in spring and early summer. While the September Revenue Forecast…


March 17, 2021

March Revenue Forecast Shows Strong Economic Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the economic outlook in Washington state. The June 2020 Revenue Forecast, released by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC), forecasted a precipitous economic decline as a result of the full shutdown in spring and early summer. While the September Revenue Forecast and the November Revenue Forecast demonstrated significant recovery from June…


March 12, 2021

Legislative Session Update

This week marks the halfway point of the 2021 “long” biennial legislative session. We are currently tracking 316 bills and looking ahead towards a busy remainder of session. Major policy topics this year have included diversity, equity, and inclusion; climate and sustainability; and health care. We have posted a full list of bills the University…


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