Check out our new 2013 Chair’s Report. This annual publication provides a summary of progress against our 2013 Policy Agenda and perspective on work left to be done. Key among the year’s highlights was enactment of a balanced state budget that focuses new investment on K-12 education, with accompanying reforms, and increased funding for higher education to address our state’s skills gap. The biggest disappointment was the legislature’s inability to pass a statewide transportation investment. The Roundtable believes such a package is critical to rebuilding Washington. Our coalition of business, labor and environmental interests is urging Gov. Inslee to call the legislature back into session this November to approve a new transportation investment package. It is past time to deliver a package that preserves the transportation system we have and finish projects in important economic corridors.
The Roundtable works to effect positive change on public policy issues that are most important to supporting state economic vitality and fostering opportunity for all Washingtonians. That work includes sharing news and analyzing policy developments affecting our state.