State finance chief to explain state budget on March 6

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – David Schumacher, director of the Office of Financial Management (OFM) within Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration, will present “Governor Inslee’s 2017-19 Financial Plan” 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Todd Hall 130 at Washington State University.

Schumacher will focus on the governor’s proposed 2017–19 operating budget that calls for changes to create a balanced, sustainable revenue system to address the state’s immediate needs and keep pace as the economy grows.

During the lecture, participants may text questions to a moderator at 207-518-8066.

Schumacher has nearly 25 years of experience in budgeting and policy development. He worked as an economic analyst for the state Department of Revenue and as a revenue analyst in the OFM’s forecasting division. He was a budget analyst for the Senate Ways & Means Committee before being named staff director. Inslee appointed him director of the OFM in 2013.

The discussion is sponsored by WSU’s Howard D. and B. Phyllis Hoops Institute of Taxation Research and Policy ( in the Carson College of Business.


News media contact:
Jeff Gramlich, WSU Howard D. and B. Phyllis Hoops endowed chair, 509-335-5358,