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Thu., Feb. 4, 2010, 1:47 p.m.

I-960 hearing: Tough times require tough decisions

OLYMPIA -- Nick Federici of  the low income housing alliance, says the state doesn't have a spending problem, it has a revenue problem. It cut its budget last year.

Without this bill, the Legislature has no options other than to cut, he said

It would be irresponsible for you to try to cut your way out of this budget deficit," he said. It would result in more mentally ill people on the streeti.

"In tough times you can make tough decisions about what the right balance is," Federici said.

Other initiatives have been overturned completely by the Legislature, he said. This one only suspends the supermajority temporarily.

Kim Able of the state League of Women Voters, defended the changes to the transparency requirements. They still provide the public with information.

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