Has the WA state budget increased over the past 20 years?

You often hear conservatives complain about the (allegedly) increasing state budget. But as this article from Washington Policy Watch explains, the increase disappears if you adjust for inflation and population growth.

Budget with no adjustments

Budget without adjustments

Budget with inflation adjustment

Budget without adjustments

Budget with inflation and population adjustment

Budget without adjustments

See Honey, I shrunk the budget: An honest look at Washington state’s spending.

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