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Billig: Top credit ratings are the "definition of fiscal responsibility"

Billig: Top credit ratings are the "definition of fiscal responsibility"

Citing “strong fiscal governance” and “strong fiscal management practices,” the nation’s top credit rating agencies agree that the work of Washington’s budget writers should result in the state maintaining its strong credit ratings. Moody’s (Aaa), S&P (AA+) and Fitch (AA+) pointed to Washington’s fiscal management, forecasting system and high budget reserves among the reasons for their decision to award the state ...

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About Andy

Andy Billig is a proud father, businessperson and member of the Spokane community. Having previously served a term in the state House of Representatives, he was elected to the state Senate by constituents of the 3rd Legislative District in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. He was elected Majority Leader by Senate Democrats in 2018.

In the Senate, Andy continues to be an advocate for children, working families, and small businesses, putting people first in Spokane and throughout the state. He has been particularly active as a legislative leader on early learning and K-12 education. He has also led efforts to pass legislation to increase transparency and equity in our democracy.

Read Andy’s full biography here.

In the News

KREM 2: New bill looks to lease state property near I-90 and North Spokane Corridor back to East Central community

KREM 2: New bill looks to lease state property near I-90 and North Spokane Corridor back to East Central community

The East Central Neighborhood in Spokane could see more changes along the I-90 corridor. The Washington State legislature passed Senate Bill 5853, which would allow the Washington Dept. of Transportation to lease state property near Interstate 90 and the north Spokane ...

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Spokesman-Review: Bill to allow state to lease land along I-90 to Spokane passes Legislature

Spokesman-Review: Bill to allow state to lease land along I-90 to Spokane passes Legislature

A proposal allowing the Department of Transportation to lease state property near Interstate 90 and the North Spokane Corridor back to the community won final approval from the Legislature Wednesday. The proposal, sponsored by Spokane Democrat Sen. Andy Billig, would allow ...

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Spokesman-Review: Proposals to ‘undo the historical damage’ in East Central by reconnecting neighborhood move through Legislature

Spokesman-Review: Proposals to ‘undo the historical damage’ in East Central by reconnecting neighborhood move through Legislature

When construction began on Interstate 90 in the late 1950s, hundreds of homes were demolished to make way for the highway. The East Central neighborhood, home mostly to immigrant and Black residents, was split in half. And as the North Spokane ...

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