Stories tagged: budget
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Labor secretary defends merging anti-discrimination agencies
Cutting and merging two agencies that investigate workplace discrimination won’t reduce the government’s enforcement power, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Wednesday. But Democrats pointed to what they say is President …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Canada to increase military spending 70 percent in 10 years
Canada’s defense chief says the country plans a sharp increase in military spending.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
White House formally backs plan to transfer air traffic control system to private corporation
The White House on Monday formally endorsed a plan to spin off more than 30,000 federal workers into a private nonprofit corporation, separating the nation’s air traffic controllers and those …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Must-do for Congress: Raise debt limit, pass spending bills
Even members of his own party were quick to declare President Donald Trump’s budget plan dead on arrival in Congress last month. And in fact, lawmakers are facing a burst …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Marines send Congress $3.2 billion wish list
The Marine Corps has asked Congress for $3.2 billion to buy warplanes and other equipment that did not make President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 defense budget plan, according to a …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Proposed budget could equal 1,000 jobs lost at PNNL in Richland
The budget proposed by the administration of President Donald Trump for the next fiscal year would result in a loss of more than 1,000 jobs at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
With lawsuits pending, Trump moves to cut refugee admissions
President Donald Trump is moving to significantly reduce the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States, even as his bid to temporarily suspend admissions is stalled in the …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
Trump’s budget cuts West Coast quake warning system funding
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would cut federal funding for an earthquake early warning system for California, Oregon and Washington state, a development that seismology experts and some local leaders …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget plan
PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. – President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the U.S. West without the requirement that buyers …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans
Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states expressed outrage Thursday at President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs, saying they would erase significant progress on child …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
U.S. won’t default on debt, House Speaker Ryan says
House Speaker Paul Ryan is assuring investors that Congress will meet a new deadline to increase the government’s borrowing authority and avert an economy-quaking default on U.S. obligations.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5 p.m.
How food stamp cuts could ripple through the economy
A proposal to curtail the nation’s food stamp program would pinch families struggling to pay for groceries and ripple through other areas of the economy, including supermarkets and discounters, as …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Trump team defends budget; lawmakers have serious doubts about plan
President Donald Trump’s budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan’s deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Superintendent of schools unveils six-year plan for schools
State Superintendent Chris Reykdal says lawmakers must expedite their work on satisfying a court mandate on putting more money toward basic education in Washington state. But he also wants them …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say
The health care bill Republicans have pushed through the House would leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared to President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Congressional Budget …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Trump proposes in budget to sell off Bonneville Power assets
The transmission system of the Bonneville Power Administration would be sold off under the proposed federal budget for next year released by President Donald Trump’s administration.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Trump proposes $120 million budget cut at Hanford despite trouble
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget includes a cut of about $120 million for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, despite two recent incidents that raised concern about worker safety at the former …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Trump Budget 101: A quick look at the issues and items in the president’s budget proposal
The White House released a detailed budget proposal Tuesday that aims to balance the federal budget without cutting Social Security or Medicare spending.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:38 p.m.
Trump’s $3.6 trillion budget cuts hit his supporters hard
President Donald Trump’s first full budget would dramatically reduce the U.S. government’s role in society, hitting hard many of the rural, working-poor supporters who propelled him into office as he …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Trump’s $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts
President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation’s economic growth to …
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump’s budget proposal
President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
President’s 2018 budget to include family leave plan
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs, a senior budget official said Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
GOP officials: Trump finalizing budget with domestic cuts
The White House is finalizing a budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal budget within 10 years, doubling down on cuts to domestic agencies and adding a new round of …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Senate OKs bill to fund government through September
The Senate voted on Thursday to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund government through September, preventing the risk of a government shutdown.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
House passes $1.1 trillion government spending bill, sends to Senate
The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Wednesday, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year fights over President Donald …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Budget deal provides solid budget for Hanford
That bipartisan deal to fund the federal government through September would provide a solid budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation if approved this week.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Congressional spending compromise includes protection for Washington’s marijuana industry
Congress is scheduled to vote on a $1 trillion spending package this week that will keep in place a restriction on the Justice Department from using its share to go …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Spending plan includes reassurance for legal marijuana
Businesses selling marijuana in states where it is legal just got some reassurance from Congress that they don’t have to worry about a federal crackdown anytime soon.
Sat., April 29, 2017
Dr. Christine Johnson: State disinvestment in community colleges hurts economy
We provide educational opportunity to all searching to improve their lives. And yet, community and technical colleges receive the lowest level of state funding per full-time student in Washington.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Congress OKs bill averting government shutdown - for a week
With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump’s 99th day …