Governor's office knew unemployment would run out
Last updated 8/5/2020 at 9:25am
Records obtained through the public records request process show that officials in the Governor’s office knew on May 1st that the Employment Trust Fund balance would be eventually depleted but did not admit this publicly until June 30th.
Prompted by an article published by Washington Policy Center on May 1st, Senator Christine Rolfes, who serves as Chair on the Senate Ways and Means committee responsible for overseeing the state budget, forwarded the WPC article to the Governor’s office for clarification on the fund balance situation. Understandably, the Senator was concerned about the...