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Highlights of Governor Inslee's 2021-23 proposed budget

The worst global pandemic in more than a century has had devastating — and often disproportionate
— consequences for households, businesses and communities across our state. Gov. Jay Inslee’s 2021–
23 operating, capital and transportation budgets will emphasize equity in many forms as we work to
defeat COVID-19, rebuild the state’s economy and protect vital services.

Budget highlights

Highlights cover
All budget & policy highlights
Overview thumbnail
Overview
Economic outlook thumbnail
Economic and revenue outlook
Balance sheet detail thumbnail
Balance sheet detail and budget timeline
Preventing homelessness thumbnail
Preventing homelessness during COVID-19
early learning thumbnail
Support for child care providers
Human services thumbnail
Human services
Education thumbnail
Education
Natural resource section thumbnail
Natural resources
General government
Transportation section thumbnail
Transportation
One Washington section
One Washington - replacing state's core business systems
Employee compensation section thumbnail
Employee compensation
Revenue section thumbnail
Revenue
Results Washington section thumbnail
Results Washington
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Budget summary table

Policy briefs

COVID-19 policy brief thumbnail
COVID-19 recovery
Climate policy brief thumbnail
Gov. Inslee's Climate Commitment
Equity policy brief
A historic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Budget charts and graphics

Chart showing private sector payroll employment in Washington
Private sector payroll employment in Washington
Chart showing job losses and duration of post-WW2 recessions in Washington
Job losses and duration of post-WW2 recessions in Washington
Chart showing annual percentage change of real per-capita state revenue. Recent years have seen increases of 1% to 6%, but the next 5 years are forecast to have little positive change, and possible minor negative change
Annual percentage change of real per-capita state revenue
Chart showing number of households served with rental assistance monthly - stays steady through June 2021, then decreases gradually through June 2022
Number of households served with rental assistance monthly
Over the past 25 years, state revenue collections as a share of the economy have fallen by 31% Over the past 25 years, state revenue collections as a share of the economy have fallen by 31%
Over the past 25 years, state revenue collections as a share of the economy have fallen by 31%
State employee compensation as a percentage of the state budget is now 16.%, down from a high of 21% in 2008
State employee compensation as a percentage of the state budget
Chart shows revenue act collections increasing steadily from 2010 to 2020, but then a sharp drop followed by a sharp increase in 2020
Monthly Revenue Act collections
Chart shows cash assistance participants numbers fairly steady until March 2020, when there's a sharp increase, and a leveling off at 24% above previous levels
Cash assistance needs are 24% above pre-pandemic levels
Chart shows Basic food program participant numbers level until a rise starting in March 2020, remaining 17% above the pre-pandemic levels
Basic Food program needs are 17% above pre-pandemic levels
Chart compares state and local taxes as a share of family income in 4 Western states. Washington taxes are much more regressive than its three neighbors, who have a flatter tax structure
How Washington state and local taxes compare with our neighbors
Chart shows that the governor's proposed climate policies and investments will reduce state greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 from 84 MMT to 54.2 MMT
Climate package will reduce emissions by nearly 30 MMT by 2030
Chart shows historical CO2 emissions in Washington between 80-110 MMT since 1990, and we requiring dramatic reductions to meet state limits in 2030
Washington's greenhouse gas emissions

Last updated
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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