Washingtonians have demonstrated tremendous strength and resiliency following the COVID-19 pandemic. State revenue collections continue to come in higher than expected and employment projections remain strong. That said, national efforts to tackle inflation and other challenges raise concerns about the potential for an economic downturn.
Amidst these challenges, state policymakers have an opportunity to chart a course to diverse and inclusive statewide growth. This work must include preparing for an uncertain economic future with a commitment to sustainable fiscal policy that limits spending growth and avoids added cost burdens on employers; infrastructure investments that support economic vitality; and focused efforts to ensure Washingtonians are positioned to earn the post-high school credentials they will need to access the career opportunities of the future.
The members of the Washington Roundtable are fully committed to these efforts, and we are pleased to share our 2023 Policy Agenda. We look forward to hard work, strong collaboration, and progress on behalf of communities, employers, and families across all of Washington state.