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Wed., Dec. 9, 2009, 2:08 p.m.

Gregoire Wants To Raise Taxes

Gov. Chris Gregoire talks to reporters in Olympia, Wash., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, about her plan for balancing the state's $2.6 billion budget deficit using only the state's existing tax streams. The budget included proposed cuts in spending for health care, welfare, and education programs across the state of Washington. (Ted Warren / Associated Press)
Gov. Chris Gregoire talks to reporters in Olympia, Wash., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, about her plan for balancing the state's $2.6 billion budget deficit using only the state's existing tax streams. The budget included proposed cuts in spending for health care, welfare, and education programs across the state of Washington. (Ted Warren / Associated Press)

Gov. Chris Gregoire talks to reporters in Olympia, Wash., earlier today about her plan for balancing the state's $2.6 billion budget deficit using only the state's existing tax streams. The budget included proposed cuts in spending for health care, welfare, and education programs across the state of Washington. Seattle Times story here. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Question: Is this the time for any governor to be talking about raising taxes?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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