I’m back from a week’s vacation and catching up on my e-mail and practicing with this new blogging software we had installed in my absence. So, bear with me.
I see there was an economic review while I was gone. It’s dated Sept. 4. That’s when the state’s chief economist, Arun Raha, takes a look at Washington’s and the nation’s economies to see how we’re doing. Next week, on Sept. 17, Raha will take a look at how the economy is expected to affect state tax collections.
Raha strikes me as a “the glass is half full AND the glass is half empty” kinda guy. His report goes back and forth. The economy is getting better, but it’s fragile, etc.
Here’s his Sept. 4 report for your reading pleasure.