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Title Issues Type Bill No. Created Keywords
2021 Transportation Tax Proposals State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief HB 1010 , HB 1137 , HB 1249 , HB 1290 , HB 1528 , HB 1564 , SB 5432 , SB 5444 , SB 5481 , and SB 5482 June 03, 2021 Aviation budget and taxes, Bus transit, Cap and trade, Car tab fees, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Commute Trip Reduction Program, Connecting Washington (CW), Electric vehicles, Ferries, Fish passage barriers, Gas tax, Health disparities, Initiative 976 (I-976), Light rail, Low carbon fuel standard, Services for the blind, and Transportation budget
2021-23 Operating Budget State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief October 01, 2020 Budget Stabilization Account (BSA), General fund, Operating budget, State revenue, and Tax collections
Abortion Health Care , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief HB 1851 June 24, 2022 Abortion, Constitutional law, Courts, and Roe v. Wade
Broadband Internet Access and Adoption Energy, Utilities & Technology Issue brief HB 2664 , SB 5511 , and SB 6034 October 01, 2020 Broadband, Digital, Internet, Online learning, Online school, Public utility districts, School boards, and school district management and boundaries
Capital Budget Overview State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief October 01, 2020 Bond authorization, Capital budget, General obligation bonds, Housing Trust Fund, Orca, Salmon issues/funding, and Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP)
Carbon Policy and Grid Electrification Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources Issue brief HB 1110 , HB 1257 , HB 1512 , HB 1853 , HB 2042 , HB 2310 , HB 2405 , HB 2586 , and SB 5116 December 01, 2020 Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Clean energy, Climate change, Electrification, Fossil fuel, Greenhouse gas emissions, Power sources/generators, and Renewable energy
Child Care Considerations and Access Children & Families Issue brief October 01, 2020 Background checks, Child care, COVID-19/corona, Department of Children, Early Achievers, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT), Working Connections Childcare (WCCC), and Youth and Families (DCYF)
Concerns from 2021 Police Reform Legislation Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief HB 1054 and HB 1310 August 02, 2021 Behavioral health, Chokehold, De-escalate, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Drunk/impaired driving, Firearms, Involuntary Treatment Act, Law enforcement, Mental health, Police reform, and Use of force
Critical Access Hospital Funding Health Care Issue brief November 02, 2020 Apple Health, COVID-19/corona, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Hospital funding, Hospitals, Medicaid, Medicare, and Rural health
Decarbonization and Transportation – “Grand Bargain” Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Transportation Issue brief HB 1010 , HB 1091 , HB 1137 , HB 1249 , HB 1290 , HB 1528 , HB 1551 , HB 1564 , HB 1577 , SB 5126 , SB 5141 , SB 5165 , SB 5432 , SB 5481 , and SB 5482 April 26, 2021 Cap and trade, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Clean fuel standard, Climate Commitment Act, Environmental justice, Fossil fuel, Greenhouse gas emissions, Sales and use taxes, and Transportation budget
Gas Tax Revenues Only for Highway Purposes Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief October 31, 2023 18th Amendment, Climate Commitment Act, Driver's license and identification/identicard fees, Fuel prices, Gas tax, Greenhouse gas emissions, Highway maintenance, Motor vehicle account, and Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC)
Governor’s 2021-23 Transportation Budget State Budgets , Transportation Issue brief December 01, 2020 Bike and pedestrian, Connecting Washington (CW), Electrification, Ferries, Fish passage barriers, High-speed rail, Pre-apprenticeship Support Services (PASS), Safe routes to schools, and Transportation budget
Governor’s 2022 Supplemental Transportation Budget State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief December 13, 2021 Bike and pedestrian, Collective bargaining, COVID-19/corona, Driver's licenses, Electric vehicles, Electrification, Equity, Ferries, High-speed rail, Highway maintenance, Safe routes to schools, and Transportation budget
Governor’s Emergency Powers State Government & Elections Issue brief SB 5260 December 01, 2020 Administrative Procedure Act (rulemaking), COVID-19/corona, Emergency powers, Emergency rule, Governor, Proclamations, and State of emergency
Growth Management Act (GMA) and the Lack of Housing Environment & Natural Resources , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees Issue brief HB 1627 , HB 1774 , SB 5275 , and SB 5593 November 14, 2022 Building codes, Excise taxes, Growth management act (GMA), Growth management hearings boards, Homelessness, Housing, Impact fees and land development mitigation, Land use, Local government, Manufactured/mobile homes, Real estate taxes, Rural economic development, Urban growth, and Water issues
HRC Operating Budget Framework 2021-2023 State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief January 04, 2021 B&O taxes, Behavioral health, Charter schools, Child care, Colleges and universities, Community and technical colleges, COVID-19/corona, Developmental disabilities, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forest practices, Forestry issues, Hatcheries, Homelessness, In-person learning, Long-term care services, Public health, Remote learning, Sales and use taxes, Small business assistance, Tourism, Tribal schools, Unemployment tax, and Working Families Tax Credit
K-12 Funding Challenges Education K-12 , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief November 02, 2020 COVID-19/corona, Enrollment, General fund, K-12 education, Local education levies, Pupil transportation, School boards, school district management and boundaries, and School funding
Landlord Tenant Issues and COVID-19 Housing , Land Use & Property Rights Issue brief SB 5600 November 02, 2020 COVID-19/corona, Eviction, Homelessness, Housing, Landlord mitigation program, Landlord/tenant law, and Rental
Local Government Funding Concerns Local Government , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief HB 1679 , HB 1718 , and HB 2625 November 02, 2020 Excise taxes, Growth management act (GMA), Impact fees and land development mitigation, Local government, Property taxes, Real estate taxes, and Sales and use taxes
Long-Term Care (LTC) Trust Act/Public LTC Benefit Health Care , Human Services Issue brief HB 1087 and HB 1323 June 07, 2021 Long-term care funding, Long-term care services, Payroll tax, and Washington Cares Fund
Motor Vehicle Fuel Prices Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief HB 1091 , HB 1186 , HB 1449 , HB 1578 , HB 1691 , HB 1817 , HB 2815 , SB 5126 , SB 5579 , SB 5897 , SB 5987 , SB 5993 , and SB 6269 March 01, 2022 Apprenticeships, Cap and trade, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Clean fuel standard, Climate Commitment Act, Connecting Washington (CW), Gas prices, Gas tax, Greenhouse gas emissions, Initiative-960 (I-960), Oil-spill prevention, Orca, Refinery/petroleum, and Taxes
Motor Vehicle Fuel Prices Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief HB 1091 , HB 1175 , HB 1186 , HB 1449 , HB 1578 , HB 1691 , HB 1817 , HB 2815 , SB 5126 , SB 5579 , SB 5987 , SB 5993 , and SB 6269 June 21, 2023 Apprenticeships, Cap and invest, Cap and trade, Carbon emissions, Clean fuel standard, Climate Commitment Act, Connecting Washington (CW), Fuel prices, Gas prices, Gas tax, Greenhouse gas emissions, Hazardous substance tax, Initiative-960 (I-960), Oil spill response, Oil-spill prevention, Orca, Pollution Liability Insurance Agency, Refinery/petroleum, Renewable energy, and Underground storage tanks
Occupational Licensing Reform Jobs, Business & Economy Issue brief December 01, 2020 Competency based licensing, Criminal conviction, Department of Health, Department of Licensing, Interstate compact, Military spouse, and Occupational/professional licensing
OIC Ban on Credit History Jobs, Business & Economy , State Government & Elections Issue brief February 03, 2022 Credit history, Emergency rule, Insurance rates and premiums, and Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC)
Police Reform Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief HB 1064 and HB 3003 November 02, 2020 Criminal Justice Training Commission, De-escalate, Deadly force, Defund, I-940, Initiative 940, Law enforcement, Police, and Police reform
Presentation – Capital Budget 101 State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief November 07, 2023 Capital budget
Presentation – Transportation Budget Development State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief July 01, 2021 Transportation budget
Presentation – Transportation REAL Solutions State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief HB 1528 , HB 1603 , HB 1604 , HB 1605 , HB 1606 , HB 1607 , and HB 1608 December 09, 2021 Transportation budget
Redistricting Q&A Redistricting , State Government & Elections Issue brief December 01, 2020 Elections, Electoral districts, and Washington State Redistricting Commission
Remote Learning Education K-12 Issue brief October 01, 2020 COVID-19/corona, K-12 education, Parental rights, Public schools, Remote learning, and Virtual
Rent Control Housing Issue brief HB 1388 , HB 1389 , and HB 1817 August 22, 2023 Affordable housing, Housing, Rent control, Rent increase, and Rental
Road Usage Charge (RUC) in Lieu of Gas Tax Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief SB 8200 January 25, 2023 Electric vehicles, Gas prices, Gas tax, Pay-by-mile tax, Public transportation, Transit, Transportation budget, Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC), and Washington State Transportation Commission
Road Usage Charge/Pay-by-Mile Tax /Mileage-Based User Fee Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief SB 6586 November 02, 2020 Electric vehicles, Gas tax, Pay-by-mile tax, and Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC)
SB 5051 – Peace and Corrections Officer Accountability Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief SB 5051 April 25, 2021 Corrections Officers, Criminal Justice Training Commission, Law enforcement, Peace Officers, and Police
School Safety Education K-12 Issue brief HB 1035 , HB 1214 , HB 1216 , HB 1507 , HB 1664 , HB 1763 , HB 2299 , and HB 2816 June 29, 2022 Behavioral health, Counselors, Educational Service District (ESD), Firearms, Harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB), Mental health, Nurses, Psychologists, Risk assessment, Safe school plans, School funding, School resource officer (SRO), School safety, Sexual abuse, Social and emotional learning (SEL), Social worker, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), Suicide prevention, Threat assessment, and YES Tipline
Tax Update – What to Expect in 2021 State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief December 01, 2020 B&O taxes, Business and occupation tax, Excise taxes, Gas tax, General fund, Operating budget, Property taxes, Real estate taxes, Sales and use taxes, and Tax fairness
Transportation Budget 2021 State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief October 01, 2020 Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Connecting Washington (CW), Gas tax, General fund, Initiative 976 (I-976), Joint Transportation Commission, Transportation budget, and Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC)
Unemployment Insurance (UI) Taxes Jobs, Business & Economy Issue brief HB 2965 December 01, 2020 COVID-19/corona, Layoffs, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Aid (PUA), UI Trust Fund, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Unemployment Insurance Advisory Committee, and Unemployment tax
Vehicle Registration Fees Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief HB 1129 , HB 1548 , HB 1581 , and HB 2042 March 20, 2024 Car tab fees, Connecting Washington (CW), County auditors, Department of Licensing, Electric vehicles, Electrification, Excise taxes, Ferries, Freight mobility, Information technology, License plates, Local government, Motor vehicle account, Multimodal, Property taxes, Sound Transit, Vehicle registration fees, Vessel replacement, and Washington State Patrol
Washington Cares Fund/Public LTC Insurance Health Care , Taxes & Fees Issue brief HB 1087 , HB 1323 , HB 1732 , and HB 1733 June 21, 2023 Long-term care funding, Long-term care services, Payroll tax, Self-employed, and Washington Cares Fund
Water Banking, Trust and Transfers Agriculture & Water , Environment & Natural Resources Issue brief December 01, 2020 Department of Ecology, Out-of-basin transfers, Relinquishment (water rights), Trust Water Rights Program (TWRP), Water banking, and Water rights transfer
Wildfire Funding Agriculture & Water , Environment & Natural Resources , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief November 02, 2020 Department of Natural Resources, DNR, Firefighter, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forest practices, Forestry issues, and Rangeland
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