Office of Planning & Budgeting

April 4, 2019

House and Senate Proposed 2019-21 Biennial Operating and Capital Budgets

Last week, leadership in the House and Senate released their 2019-21 state biennial operating and capital budget proposals. The House Appropriations committee released their initial operating and capital budget proposals on March 25. The Senate Ways & Means committee released their capital budget proposal on March 27 and their operating budget proposal on March 29….


April 3, 2019

OPBlog: Introduction

Hi! My name is Jessie Friedmann, and I joined OPB in January as the Policy & Communications Analyst. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Policy, Planning & Development from USC, and my Master’s degree from the UW School of Social Work, with a concentration in Administration & Policy. I have worked in local, state, and…


March 21, 2019

March Revenue Forecast Shows Consistent Growth

The Washington Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released their March revenue forecast on March 20. The projected Near General Fund-State (NGF-S) revenue forecast for the current 2017-19 biennium increased by $307 million, while the projected revenue collections for the upcoming 2019-21 biennium increased by $553.5 million. The report shows a similar forecast as that published…


January 31, 2019

OPB Brief on Published Price vs. Net Price – 2019 update

The 2019 update of the Published Price vs. Net Price brief is now available on our briefs page, and reflects the newest available data.  The brief includes sector-wide data on trends in published price and net price for public and private four-year colleges and institutions, a description of how declining state investment in higher education has spurred…


January 7, 2019

UW Fast Facts 2019 – Now Available!

The 2019 edition of UW Fast Facts is now available. You can find it on the OPB website under the UW Data tab, and in the Quicklinks bar on the right. You can also access it directly at UW Fast Facts. A special thank you to OPB’s Institutional Analysis team, the Marketing & Communications team, and to our…


December 18, 2018

Governor Inslee’s Proposed 2019-21 Biennial Operating and Capital Budgets

On Thursday, Governor Jay Inslee released his proposed 2019-21 biennial operating and capital budgets. For a detailed analysis and summary of the Governor’s proposals, please see OPB’s brief on this page. The Governor’s operating budget assumes significant new revenue from the creation of a capital gains tax, increasing the business and occupation tax rate for…


November 28, 2018

November Revenue Forecast Predicts Slower, But Increasing Growth

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released their November revenue forecast. The projected Near General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue forecast for the 2017-19 biennium increased by $163.4 million. Projected revenue collections for the 2019-21 biennium increased by $195.5 million. The report projects higher personal income than the September revenue forecast, but slower growth. Here is a quick…


November 14, 2018

September Revenue Forecast Shows Increased Revenue

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released their September revenue forecast. The projected Near General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue forecast for the 2017-19 biennium increased by $348 million. Projected revenue collections for the 2019-21 biennium increased by $443 million. The forecast expects higher personal income and employment than the June revenue forecast. Here is a quick summary…


November 13, 2018

OPBlog: Introduction

Hello! My name is Barbara Reichart and I am the 2018-19 Legislative and Policy Analysis Intern for the Office of Planning & Budgeting (OPB). I am currently a graduate student at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance seeking a Masters in Public Administration. Prior to joining the University of Washington community, I worked…


July 19, 2018

July Economic & Revenue Update Indicates Continued Growth in Washington

Last month the Washington state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released their June revenue forecast. Cumulative major General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue collections were $189 million higher than the February revenue forecast. Here is a quick summary of the total projected GF-S revenue for each biennium: $45.288 billion, for the 2017-19 biennium, 16.0% more than…


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