"New taxes, gimmicks in Gregoire budget disappoint Republican fiscal leaders"
"Governor's budget a `half step' in the right direction"
"Gregoire breaks campaign pledge, moves to raise taxes"
"Gregoire plays budget shell games to avoid vote of the people"
"Gregoire budget contains necessary spending cuts, unnecessary tax increases"
"Gregoire funds educator COLAs"
"Bergeson says Gregoire budget a step in the right direction for K-12"
"Proposed budget wrong direction for long-term care"
-- A sampling of the first wave of emailed press releases reacting to Gov. Christine Gregoire's two-year, $25.8 billion budget proposal.