Stories tagged: budget shortfall
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012
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 …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2011
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 …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2011
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 …
Sat., March 12, 2011
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 …
Mon., Dec. 6, 2010, 2:41 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Feb. 16, 2009, 1:06 p.m.
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.