Office of Financial Management

Washington gained more residents last year, but growth slowed

BY: - July 5, 2023

People are still moving into Washington faster than they’re moving out, driving up the state’s  population. But growth is down slightly from previous years.  The state’s population expanded by about 1.1% year-over-year, mostly due to migration and housing growth, according to the Office of Financial Management. The previous year, the state population grew by about […]

State looks to dump leased real estate as remote work leaves offices empty

BY: - May 24, 2023

The state wants to slash nearly a third of its office footprint over the next four years, as government workers stick with remote work arrangements begun during the pandemic and cubicles they once occupied are now often shared or deserted.  Take the Health Care Authority, where 98% of the staff are eligible to work remotely. […]