Stanford re-elected as chair of Caseload Forecast Council

OLYMPIA – The members of the Washington State Caseload Forecast Council have re-elected Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) as chair. “Planning for every new biennial budget begins with the work of the Caseload Forecast Council,” said Stanford, who has served as chair since 2015. “It’s crucial we do that work with the utmost thoroughness and attention to detail.” The Caseload Forecast Council is charged with calculating the expected number of people receiving services or benefits from the State of Washington in the upcoming year. The Council meets several times a year to adopt official forecasts that are the basis of biennial budgets developed by the governor’s office and the Legislature. “The people of Washington — whether they are students in classrooms, recipients of the ...

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