Stories tagged: budget
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 7:47 a.m.
Spokane School Board votes to dip into reserves to reduce cuts, but it hasn’t decided what will be saved
The Spokane Public School Board of Directors chose Wednesday to spend more of its rainy day funds but to delay many of the tougher budget decisions facing the district next …
Mon., July 15, 2019, 6 a.m.
Despite facing a $20 million budget shortfall, Washington’s wildlife management agency will not be making significant cuts.
UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 1:54 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools to consider budget that would eliminate librarians, expand early-release Fridays for elementary students
The school board will consider a $459 million budget Wednesday after layoff notices went to dozens of teachers and staff members this spring. Additional state money was dedicated to the …
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 10:34 p.m.
Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees on Thursday approved a 3% cut to the school’s operating budget for fiscal 2020. A presentation from the trustees’ meeting documents indicates about half …
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
Spokane Public Schools are moving ahead with changes to teaching visual arts: Under the format for next year, students in all 34 elementary schools will spend most of their day …
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:24 p.m.
On Wednesday night, the public will get its last, best chance to offer input on next year’s Spokane Public Schools budget.
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs record state operating budget, along with new taxes needed to cover some of the spending.
Sat., May 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
‘Bursting at the seams:’ Crosswalk Teen shelter plans move to new facility, secures $1 million in first round of funding
The Crosswalk Teen Shelter – Spokane’s oldest emergency youth shelter – is “bursting at the seams.”
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Legislature goes into its final day of the 2019 regular session with budgets and taxes to pass.
Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:21 p.m.
Legislature moves toward passing a $52.4 billion operating budget and adjourning today.
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 8:42 p.m.
Budget negotiators in Olympia reach tentative agreement on a $52.4 billion two-year budget.
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 9:42 p.m.
Budget leaders for House and Senate Democrats reached a tentative deal Thursday on a compromise for a record state operating budget of more than $52 billion. But they aren’t saying …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
With the clock ticking toward Sunday’s scheduled end of the legislative session and a possible deal on the state operating budget, Spokane Public Schools officials were making pleas Monday to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:38 p.m.
In a lead-up to potential layoffs at the Mead School District, the board of directors heard recommendations on where to cut $12 million out of its budget.
Mon., April 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Facing a projected $3.6 million budget shortfall, Eastern Washington University is working to cut costs by restructuring colleges and academic departments – a process that will affect jobs. EWU President …
Sun., April 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
When a “hero” bill becomes a “villain” bill.
Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Budget discussions advanced in the state Capitol on Friday, with Senate Democrats unveiling a two-year budget the same day House Democrats passed their own proposal — and …
Fri., March 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington lawmakers opposed a proposal that would cut federal funding to Special Olympics, a cut President Trump is backing away from as well, Associated Press reported.
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 10:51 p.m.
While hoping for the best from Olympia, the Spokane Public Schools board is preparing for the worst in the face of a projected $43.5 million reduction in levy revenue.
Wed., March 27, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
House Democratic leaders appear likely to give up on passing a budget this year rather than trying to bridge divisions between progressives seeking more money for domestic programs and more …
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
House Democrats’ budget calls more spending on schools, mental health and college scholarships, plus new taxes to help pay for it.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:52 a.m.
Washington Legislature approves bill to buy back bump stocks for $150 each before they become illegal
Bump-stock buyback program will be quick, if the Legislature agrees to a plan that comes up with the money.
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 9:08 a.m.
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Trump later went back on his Medicaid promise, and now he’s being criticized for steep …
Tue., March 12, 2019
Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent: New Trump budget is a horror show for Dems and Paul Ryan’s dream come true
The budget proposal that the Trump administration just released contains enormous cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, not to mention domestic programs. In a word, it is positively savage.
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs …
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
Washington State University’s plan to increase enrollment at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine caught in budget negotiations.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 11:44 a.m.
The White House fired an opening salvo Monday in an upcoming fight with Capitol Hill Democrats over spending on domestic agencies that face sharp budget cuts without a new budget …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
The Legislature’s budget-setting committee has approved about a 6 percent increase to $2.2 billion for public schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
President Trump’s announced intention to declare a national emergency to build a wall on our southern border allows everyone an escape hatch in the near term, but the long-term unintended …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 1:16 p.m.
Faced with falling enrollment, the University of Idaho will cut $5 million from its budget effective July 1, the start of the school’s fiscal year.