Senate Ways & Means Committee

311 J.A. Cherberg Bldg., P.O. Box 40466, Olympia, WA 98504-0466
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The Senate Ways and Means Committee considers the operating and capital budget bills and related legislation, including the authorization of state debt. The Committee also deals with tax policy and other fiscal issues such as pension policy and compensation in addition to bills with operating budget fiscal impacts.

Senate Ways and Means Committee staff are part of Senate Committee Services, the organization which provides nonpartisan staff services for all standing committees of the Washington State Senate.

 (Please note: This general description should not be considered the definitive listing of issues considered by this committee.)

Copies of draft bills, proposed substitute bills, or striking amendments, scheduled for public hearings: 
Draft Bill S-0544.4
1/26/15
Providing for storm water, flood control, and water supply infrastructure in the state.            


Committee Meeting Documents/Electronic Bill Book (EBB)

Highlights

NEW Overview of Governor Inslee's 2015-17 Operating and Capital Budget Proposals

Operating Budget Briefing Book - November 20, 2014

2014 Citizen's Guide to the Washington State Budget

Senate Ways and Means Guide to K-12 Finance

Senate Ways and Means Guide to Washington State Property Tax

Publications

   Recent Reports and Publications

   Archived Reports and Publications

Ways & Means Budget Guides

2014 Citizen's Guide to the Budget  
A resource for citizens, members of the Senate, their staff, and other interested persons to provide a clear and simple overview of the state budget and state revenues.

2014 Legislative Guide to Washington State Property Taxes
A resource for citizens, members of the Senate, their staff, and other interested persons to provide a clear and simple overview of property taxes. 

2014 Citizen's Guide to K-12 Finance  
A resource for citizens, members of the Senate, their staff, and other interested persons to provide a clear and simple overview of K-12 Finance. 


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