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.)

Committee Meeting Documents/Electronic Bill Book (EBB)

Copies of draft bills, proposed substitute bills, or striking amendments scheduled for public hearing:

Public Hearing​Draft BillS-2146.1
3/30/17

Administrative fees.

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5866
3/28/17

Creating a tax court for the state of WashingtonSB 5866

Public Hearing​Proposed SubstitutePSSB 5853
3/20/17

Concerning career and technical education fundingSB 5853

​2017 Highlights

Proposed Chair/Ranking Member 2017-19 Capital Budget

Proposed Senate MCC 2017-19 Operating Budget

 2017 Operating Budget Briefing Book

 Overview of Governor Inslee's 2017-19 Operating and Capital Budget Proposals


 

Publications

   Recent Reports and Publications

   Archived Reports and Publications

Ways & Means Budget Guides

2016 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.

2016 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. 

2016 Citizen's Guide to Washington State Tax Structure
A resource for citizens, members of the Senate, their staff, and other interested persons to provide a clear and simple overview of Washington State tax structure.                                                                                                            

2015 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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