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Highlights of Gov. Inslee's proposed 2023–25 budget

Gov. Inslee’s 2023-25 operating, capital and transportation budgets prioritize investments in housing and homelessness, behavioral health, climate change, salmon protection and public safety.

Budget highlights

All budget & policy highlights [11MB]
Economic and revenue outlook
Balance sheet and timeline
Housing and homelessness
Human services, behavioral health - operating and capital
Education - operating and capital
Natural resources - operating and capital
General government - operating and capital
Employee compensation
Budget summary table - operating
Climate Commitment Act funds table

Policy briefs

Protecting access to reproductive care
Continued momentum, faster construction needed to tackle housing and homelessness crises
Expanding law enforcement training capacity
Saving Washington’s iconic salmon
Building and delivering Washington’s clean energy promises
Improving public safety by reducing gun violence

Budget charts and graphics

Chart comparing how bad unemployment got during various resessions. 2020 employment went far down real fast, but also recovered much quicker than recent recessions.
How job losses in 2020 compared with previous recessions
Chart showing the annual percentage change of real per-capita state revenue. The chart shows negative amounts 2008-2010, the positive amounts mostly since then. Change peaks in 2021, with 10%. Forecast slight drop over next couple of years.
How Washington's real per-capita state revenue has changed over time
Chart showing the growth of state-funded affordable housing since 2012, and forecast increase with this budget. Shows 7,400 new units during the 2023-25 biennium, and 26,600 units over the next four biennia 
How Gov. Inslee's plan would increase the supply of affordable housing
Line chart showing compensations as a percent of the GF-S budget. The line peaks at 21% in 2008, and has decreased to 15% in 2022
How compensation as a percent of the budget has declined since 2008
Chart showing number of recruits starting training and new recruit waitlist per year at the law enforcement training academy. Both the number of recruits and the waitlist jumped markedly in 2022.
Law enforcement academy recruits and waitlist
Chart showing Gov. Inslee's budget is proposing adding 4,000 new preschool slots on top of the current 16,278
Proposed increase in number of preschool slots

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
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