This webpage includes links to OPB's most frequently used state websites and resources. The UW's Office of State Relations is another excellent resource for updates on legislative session and state-level happenings.
- Bill Information – Users can search for proposed and enacted bills by bill number, topic, key word, biennium and more. Each bill’s webpage shows the bill’s progress and current status, and provides all bill documents, digests, reports, and amendments.
How a Bill Becomes a Law – A very brief, step-by-step description of the steps a bill must go through to become a law.
Overview of the Legislative Process – A more detailed, but still relatively brief, description of the legislative proces
Legislative Process and Terms – An overview of the Legislative process including common terms.
Budget & Fiscal Resources:
Fiscal Information – Interactive statewide fiscal reports and graphs that allow you to compare budget versions, look up historical spending trends, and much more.
Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program (LEAP) – Find enacted budgets, legislative budget proposals, and supporting documents.
Fund Account Look-up – A complete inventory of all legally authorized accounts for use by state agencies.
Laws & Regulations:
Revised Code of Washington (RCW) – The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is the compilation of all permanent laws now in force. It is a collection of Session Laws (enacted by the Legislature, and signed by the Governor, or enacted via the initiative process), arranged by topic, with amendments added and repealed laws removed. It does not include temporary laws such as appropriations acts (i.e. budgets); for information about appropriations acts, please see the LEAP website.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) – The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) codifies regulations of executive branch agencies and arranges the regulations by subject or agency. Like legislation and the Constitution, regulations are a source of primary law in Washington State. Click here to see regulations for the University of Washington.
- Education Research & Data Center (ERDC) – ERDC conducts analyses of early learning, K-12, and higher education programs and education and workforce issues across the P-20 system, including the Public Four-Year Dashboard (see next bullet point).
- Statewide Public Four-Year Dashboard – OFM worked with the six public universities and colleges to create this centralized dashboard that displays a number of accountability measures, such as, graduation rates and the time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree for each institution and statewide.
General State Government Information:
- UW Budget
- Tuition & Fees
- UW Data
- State Operations
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