Breaking down the state budget challenge

The Washington Research Council continues to breakdown how the state budget picture is shaping up ahead of the 2015 legislative session.  Everyone knows that the legislature’s efforts to address the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision regarding education funding will take center stage through the 2015 session.  (The Court’s decision to hold the legislature in contempt for lack of adequate action should have dispelled any lingering doubts.)  These recent posts over on the Research Council blog help to understand the multiple variables that come into play as lawmakers work to deliver a balanced budget over four years.