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  • The high cost of free

    Local governments often turn to grants to supplement tight budgets, but Spokane County is so broke it can’t even afford “free” money. Facilities Director Ron Oscarson recently had to give …


  • John Higgins

    The Medical Lake City Council unanimously approved a resolution last week opposing any new jail in the city. City officials also have threatened legal action if Spokane County or the …


  • State ignoring own report on Pine Lodge issue

    OLYMPIA – Last year, the Legislature spent $500,000 for a consultant to tell Washington state which prisons should close and which should stay open. The consultant released his study in …


  • School administrators’ pay among highest in county

    Spokane-area public school administrators were not sheltered from the budget storm that howled across Washington last year. An analysis of top administrators’ pay in the Spokane area’s three largest districts …


  • King County judge rules state failing education

    The state of Washington isn’t fully paying for basic public education, a violation of its constitutional duty, a King County judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit brought by a coalition …


  • Gregoire counting on federal cash

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire said she’s confident the federal government will come up with $435 million for Medicaid reimbursements over the next 18 months, easing somewhat the cuts the …


  • Obama budget would impose host of tax increases

    While President Barack Obama is proposing to cut some taxes for companies that hire workers, his budget would raise a host of other taxes on businesses and wealthy individuals.


  • Obama unveils budget with $3.83T in spending

    President Barack Obama unveiled a multitrillion-dollar spending plan Monday, pledging an intensified effort to combat high unemployment and asking Congress to quickly approve new job-creation efforts that would boost the …


  • Salaries soared at regional universities

    Raises have been scarce and budget cuts common at colleges dealing with the fallout from the worst state budget in memory. But between January 2007 and January 2009, the largest …


  • Luna may dip into reserves

    BOISE – Idaho state schools Superintendent Tom Luna on Thursday proposed dipping into state reserves for nearly $53 million to help balance next year’s school budget – a proposal that …


  • Otter lays out plans for parks

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and state Parks Director Nancy Merrill announced a plan Friday to save $4.5 million at the state parks department next year – but not …


  • Area delegation gets message: Don’t ask

    OLYMPIA – A Spokane-area delegation on its annual pilgrimage to the state capital got a consistently downbeat message this week: Don’t expect money for new programs or projects. “The message …


  • Gregoire looks for balance in new budget

    Saying that many of the cuts she proposed last month are “unwise and unjust,” Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed a combination of program cuts, tax increases and federal aid to close …


  • Gregoire wants to create 40,000 jobs

    Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire wants to combat the state’s high unemployment rate by drawing new businesses to the state and creating up to 40,000 new jobs this year.


  • Gregoire: Tax hikes needed to save programs

    Making her case for tax increases, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday presented a bleak plan to balance the state budget by wiping out spending for health care, welfare and education …


  • Gov. Gregoire eliminates 17 boards and commissions

    Gov. Chris Gregoire has eliminated 17 boards and commissions by executive order and she is asking lawmakers to get rid of 78 other boards.


  • CV prepares for more cuts

    It was hard for the Central Valley school board to see any light at the end of a long, dark budget tunnel after receiving a gloomy budget prediction Monday night. …


  • Wash. budget gap zooms to $2.6B through mid-2011

    Tax increases probably can’t be avoided as the state tries to patch a budget deficit that’s ballooned to about $2.6 billion, top Democratic lawmakers said Thursday.


  • Federal funds kept schools afloat, but ‘safety net’ ends soon

    Washington, unlike many other states, was quick to use federal stimulus funds to shore up school budgets during the last wrenching budget cycle. The state spent $362 million in stimulus …


  • Riding out the recession

    It wasn’t long ago that the Spokane Transit Authority was riding high. Boardings were up nearly 50 percent, and the agency’s cash reserve had grown thanks to voter approval of …


  • Wash. budget short about $2B through mid-2011

    Higher costs for government services have driven the state’s projected budget shortfall to about $2 billion, Gov. Chris Gregoire’s budget office said Friday.


  • Fire budget vote planned

    Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners are to conduct a final hearing Monday and take action on a 2010 budget that calls for construction of a new station. Chief Mike Thompson …


  • Fire commissioners plan hearing on 2010 budget

    Newman Lake Fire & Rescue commissioners will conduct a public hearing Monday on their proposed 2010 budget. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Station 1, 10236 N. West …


  • Lakeland Village staff rally

    Employees and supporters of Lakeland Village protested a cost-cutting recommendation to close the residential facility for the developmentally disabled to all but the most acute-care patients by 2017. A few …


  • Rally protests cuts at Medical Lake facility

    Employees and supporters of Lakeland Village protested a cost-cutting recommendation to close the residential facility for the developmentally disabled to all but the most acute-care patients by 2017.


  • City OKs 2010 budget

    Spokane Valley City Council members adopted a 2010 budget Tuesday and opposed a statewide initiative they felt would undermine future budgets. Both actions were unanimous despite some sympathetic rhetoric about …


  • Sheriff bills state for expense of search for hospital escapee

    The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will submit a $37,000 bill to the state for the cost of hunting down escaped Eastern State Hospital patient Phillip A. Paul. The manhunt, which …


  • Historic Campbell House to reopen

    The historic Campbell House at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will reopen Oct. 7, after being closed since Jan. 2. The reopening is made possible by a “shift …


  • CdA balances budget without job cuts

    When Coeur d’Alene opened its new library two years ago, space quadrupled and attendance and usage more than doubled. But staffing has only increased from 15 full-time employees to 16.5. …


  • East Valley budget preserves teachers’ jobs

    East Valley School District directors adopted a 2009-2010 budget Tuesday that preserves all teaching and classified jobs despite deep cuts. The budget follows a plan developed in May, in response …

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