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  • FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009, 11:29 A.M.

    UI to cut 62 positions, reduce 35 programs

    The University of Idaho will eliminate 62 positions and either drop or consolidate about 35 academic programs as part of a plan to cut its budget by $11.7 million next …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009, 9:38 P.M.

    103 Spokane teachers notified of layoffs

    The primary concern among parents who showed up Tuesday to discuss proposed spending cuts was how much class sizes could increase because of potential teacher layoffs. Earlier in the day, …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009, 1:56 P.M.

    EWU president to reveal plan for cutting $26 million

    Eastern Washington University President Rodolfo Arévalo will present his plan for cutting $26 million from the university’s budget over the next two years to the Board of Trustees on Friday.


  • TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009

    Spokane Public Schools unveils draft budget

    Developmentally impaired students could be divided between two Spokane high schools, closer to their homes, rather than bused to a central location. Savings: $390,000. Twelve teaching positions used to help …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2009, 8:41 A.M.

    Obama wants to cut $17B from budget

    President Barack Obama challenged Congress on Thursday to approve $17 billion in additional spending cuts in the coming budget year, a sum that amounts to less than one-half of one …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009, 11:24 A.M.

    House of Charity could cut summer hours

    The House of Charity will close its overnight accommodations for homeless men during the summer unless it can find additional funding.


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009, 9:46 A.M.

    East Valley outlines steep budget cuts

    Sixty-two East Valley teachers and certificated staff will receive letters this week notifying them that they may not have a job in September.


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009, 10:15 P.M.

    Senate passes budget

    OLYMPIA — Washington’s Legislature granted final approval to a grim two-year budget late Saturday, with Democrats and Republicans arguing into the night over a spending blueprint that would whack $4 …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009

    Our View: Licensing office closures easier for urban residents

    Before Washington state bureaucrats decide which driver’s licensing offices to close, we recommend they grab an atlas – preferably a used one to save money – and measure the distance …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009

    Schools take hit in either state budget plan

    Neither of the proposed state spending plans being assembled by each legislative chamber in Olympia contains good news for schools. But if Kettle Falls School District Superintendent Greg Goodnight had …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009, 9:49 A.M.

    Obama talks up his budget plan at Web event

    President Barack Obama kicked off a first-of-its-kind Internet-era town hall at the White House on Thursday, pushing hard for public support of his $3.6 trillion budget and asking people to …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009, 7:22 A.M.

    Spokane mayor warns of impending 2010 deficit

    Mayor Mary Verner warned the Spokane City Council on Monday that the city faces a $5.5 million deficit next year. The gap is so large, she said, that the city …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2009

    Legislators vote to use stimulus to save jobs

    BOISE – Idaho lawmakers voted Friday to set a budget target for next year even lower than Gov. Butch Otter is now recommending but use more of the federal stimulus …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009

    Conservation On the line

    A Colville hatchery that raises sport fish for more than 60 regional lakes is slated for closure as part of $30 million in anticipated budget cuts at the Washington Department …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009, 5:34 P.M.

    Colville hatchery among proposed state cuts

    A Colville hatchery that raises sport fish for more than 60 regional lakes is slated for closure as part of $30 million in anticipated budget cuts at the Washington Department …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2009, 9:28 A.M.

    UI may seek 8 percent student fee increase

    The University of Idaho may seek to increase student fees next year by more than 8 percent.


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2009

    Job cuts could slice into tax revenue

    BOISE – Idaho expects to lose up to $7.5 million in tax revenue next year because it cut tax compliance workers this year to save $979,000. This year’s 4 percent …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2009, 1:37 P.M.

    UI president: Of programs to be cut, few are popular

    Of the 41 undergraduate and graduate degree programs that the University of Idaho is proposing eliminating, few are popular, acting UI President Steven Daley-Laursen told JFAC this morning.


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 25, 2009, 9:04 A.M.

    As Idaho lawmakers consider their options, some are turning to educators for advice

    BOISE – Idaho state legislators have fanned out to their districts across the state this weekend, and many are hoping to hear from local teachers and others about where cuts …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2009

    Gregoire’s stimulus plan includes local projects

    OLYMPIA – Trying to kick-start the state’s lagging economy, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday unveiled a $1.2 billion proposal that includes more than $90 million in buildings at Spokane-area …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009, 3:52 P.M.

    Otter says budget cuts difficult but needed

    BOISE — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter was at a meeting last month when a woman confronted him over cutbacks in her autistic son’s services through the Department of Health and …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2008

    Council has a few words on budget

    The road to passing the 2009 budget got a little bumpy Tuesday when two Liberty Lake City Council members verbally sparred over a proposed amendment to the budget. Much of …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2008

    Otter says more cuts needed

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has ordered another 3 percent cut from Idaho’s current state budget, on top of the 1 percent he trimmed in September. Layoffs of state …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2008

    Budget trouble forcing layoffs at county

    Spokane County leaders will lay off potentially dozens of employees because of expected shortfalls in the county’s budget. County CEO Marshall Farnell has been meeting this week with the three …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008

    Idaho revamps teacher pay plan

    BOISE – In a rare move, the Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee Wednesday reconsidered the teacher pay plan it approved a day earlier, passing an entirely new plan. This time, …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2008

    House budget good for schools

    OLYMPIA – Despite a lean budget year, the House of Representatives’ budget proposals unveiled Wednesday include millions of construction dollars for Spokane-area projects. The main operating budget would spend an …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2008

    Deal brings new rest area to Idaho

    BOISE – Idaho’s newest official state rest area is a Flying J truck stop. Wrapping the rest area into the truck stop through a public-private partnership cost the state just …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2008

    Schools hope to stave off cuts

    Early budget forecasts show Spokane Public Schools may be looking to fill a gap of more than $2 million next school year. But the district is hoping to stave off …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2007

    Budget draws scant attention

    So far only a Coeur d’Alene skateboarder has shown interest in the city’s proposed $66.6 million budget, which includes a 3 percent property tax increase and enough cash to hire …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2007

    Kootenai deputies get a pay bump

    Most Kootenai County sheriff deputies and jailers are getting an immediate raise as the county commission works to fix an inequitable pay system that has caused an exodus of staff. …


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