Steve Lerch

Consumer spending drives another $200M in expected state revenue growth

BY: - November 20, 2023

Washington’s economy is churning a little slower as consumers keep spending but homes aren’t selling at the pace they were a year ago. A new revenue forecast released Monday projects state tax collections will reach $66.9 billion for the two-year budget cycle that began July 1, an increase of $191 million from what chief economist […]

Washington finds a new chief economist in King County

BY: - October 9, 2023

David Reich has spent the past decade providing economic prognostications for King County. Soon, he’ll be producing official economic and revenue forecasts for the entire state. On Friday, Reich was named chief economist and executive director of the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. “I’m thrilled to be in this position,” Reich said following […]