December 17, 2008 in City, News, Region
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Legislative forum: Heated exchange

At a recent legislative forum hosted by Greater Spokane Inc., the main topic was the state budget, which faces a $5 billion to $6 billion expected shortfall over the next two years. In this heated exchange, Rep. Bill Hinkle, R-Cle Elum, says Democrats are setting the state up for tax hikes when they should have spent less. Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown and the governor’s legislative director, Marty Brown, respond.

Rich Roesler / The Spokesman-Review
 
December 17, 2008 in City, News, Region
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Legislative forum: Lisa Brown

At a recent legislative forum hosted by Greater Spokane Inc., the main topic was the state budget, which faces a $5 billion to $6 billion expected shortfall over the next two years. Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, on why it’s pointless to “play the blame game” over how to preserve popular state services in a bad economy.

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December 17, 2008 in City, News, Region
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Legislative forum: Marty Brown

At a recent legislative forum hosted by Greater Spokane Inc., the main topic was the state budget, which faces a $5 billion to $6 billion expected shortfall over the next two years. In this clip, the governor’s legislative director, Marty Brown, offers a succinct – and startling – description of the scope of the problem.

Rich Roesler / The Spokesman-Review