Actions taken for the 2013-15 budget

Actions taken for the 2012 supplemental budget

Summary of 2011 legislative session

Actions taken for the 2011–13 budget

  • Worked with the Legislature to create a balanced 2011–13 state budget with no new revenue.

  • Convened a special session of the Legislature to address the significant shortfall our state faced.

  • Developed the Governor’s proposed budget to address another sizeable shortfall. Learn more ...

  • Invited leaders from all walks of life to serve on the Governor’s Committee on Transforming Washington’s Budget. Committee members submitted interesting ideas reviewed and considered by the Governor and her budget staff.

  • Challenged every program in state government with a series of tough questions to ensure we are getting the best value and paying for only the most essential functions of state government. Read responses to these questions.

  • Conducted four public hearings last summer in locations across the state. We showed citizens the decisions we face and the money that will be available to us. We heard about which programs are most important to you.

  • Thank you for sharing your budget ideas. Our website gave Washingtonians the opportunity to share, vote and comment on ideas, with the most important ideas rising to the top.

Actions taken for the 2009–11 supplemental budget