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  • Inslee stands by tax pledge

    OLYMPIA – Washington faces a $900 million budget hole through 2015, a slightly smaller one for the Legislature to fill than previously thought, thanks to a slowly recovering economy. Gov.-elect …


  • Special session planned to cut $2 billion from state budget

    OLYMPIA – The Washington legislature may spend the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas playing Scrooge to state agencies and programs. That’s when they’ll be called into a special session to …


  • Gregoire to set special session

    CLE ELUM, Wash. – The state’s economic outlook is likely to get worse in the next two months. Until she knows how much worse, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday she …


  • State’s budget shortfall might be billions worse

    OLYMPIA – Washington officials are bracing for more bad budget news next week, and the only real question seems to be “How bad?” Already expecting a $4.6 billion gap between …


  • Gregoire says special session inevitable

    Gov. Chris Gregoire said today that a special session to deal with the state’s budget shortfall is inevitable, and she gave lawmakers a Thursday deadline to present her with a …


  • Murray lauds passage of recovery bill

    The $787 billion economic stimulus bill to be signed this week by President Obama “is not the end of what we need to do,” U.S. Sen. Patty Murray said Monday.

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