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Ralph Thomas, OFM Communications Director

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Ralph Thomas, Communications Director
Office of Financial Management
P.O. Box 43113
Olympia, WA 98504-3113

Phone: 360-902-7607

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10/12/2018 Governor Inslee launches the Complete Count 2020 Census Committee

“The U.S. census count is as American as apple pie, and you can’t make a good pie without the right ingredients. A correct census count gives our state appropriate representation in Congress and our fair share of federal funding.” - Gov. Jay Inslee

10/03/2018 2019–21 collective bargaining agreement status report and submittal
10/03/2018 Governor Inslee to formally launch the state's 2020 Census effort

Governor Jay Inslee will launch Washington’s effort to ensure a fair and accurate census in 2020 on Monday, October 8, 2018, 2–5:30 p.m., at the Brockey Center of South Seattle College. Gov Insleewill open the inaugural meeting of the statewide Complete Count Committee, composed of more than 30 representatives from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors across the state. Under the leadership of former Governor and former Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the Washington State Complete Count Committee will provide high-level, high-visibility leadership to efforts intended to:

10/02/2018 The Connection Newsletter, Fall 2018 - news & info from Statewide Accounting
10/01/2018 NYT op-ed, Sept. 30, 2018 - A demographer's perspective on the proposed citizenship question
09/26/2018 State revenue projection for 2017–19 increased by $348 million

Revenue forecast for 2019–21 budget increased by $443 million

OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2017–19 state budget have increased by nearly $348 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

“With positive adjustments to both state personal income and employment, we have revised the latest forecast upward slightly,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director.


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