Stories tagged: budget
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
State budget would target 1 in 5 workers for big raises
With new staffers walking the wards these days at Western State Hospital, nurse Becky Bailey feels safer. There’s less of a last-minute scramble for nurses to fill vacant positions, said …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Attorney General Wasden’s budget narrowly clears Idaho House
Idaho House lawmakers used Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s budget plan for fiscal year 2018 to highlight their displeasure with the chief legal officer’s recent agreement to repeal two anti-abortion laws.
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Environmental groups, state officials warn about Trump Puget Sound budget
State officials, environmental advocates and others are warning of dire environmental and economic consequences if President Donald Trump’s cuts to Puget Sound and other environmental programs go through as proposed.
Sun., March 19, 2017, midnight
Kathleen Parker: Budget is death by a thousand cuts
The proposed budget, which is really just a collection of bad ideas or suggestions, doesn’t stand a chance of congressional approval as is.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Capitol Hill Republicans not on board with Trump budget
Defense hawks, rural conservatives and even some of Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters in Congress sharply criticized the president’s first budget proposal on Thursday, pushing back on the huge potential …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Agency-by-agency look at Trump’s budget
How President Trump’s proposed budget would affect individual government agencies.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Obama-era law could help Democrats block Trump’s budget
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump proposed an ambitious budget Thursday morning, calling for severe cuts across most of the federal government and a major increase in military spending. It would …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Veterans Affairs budget is in line to grow by 6 percent
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs, the second-largest federal agency with 313,000 civilian employees and a far-flung hospital system, is one of the few corners of the government that …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations
President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Trump’s first budget boosts military, cuts domestic programs
President Donald Trump has finalized his first budget for the federal government, a blueprint that would make deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other domestic programs while significantly …
Sun., March 12, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
In 1st budget, Trump to push conservative view of government
President Donald Trump sends Congress a proposed budget this week that will sharply test Republicans’ ability to keep long-standing promises to bolster the military, making politically painful cuts to a …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Plan would cut HUD’s budget by $6 billion
The Trump administration has considered more than $6 billion in cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to preliminary budget documents obtained by the Washington Post.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
University of Montana preparing early retirement option
The University of Montana is developing an early retirement program as part of an effort to balance its budget amid declining enrollment.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Trump budget plan draws strong opposition – from Republicans
President Donald Trump’s plan to impose sharp cuts to foreign aid and domestic programs is a non-starter in the Republican-led Congress – and that’s according to top GOP lawmakers.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Trump fact check: President takes credit he hasn’t earned
President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday night about corporate job expansion and military cost-savings that actually took root under his predecessor and gave a one-sided account of the costs and benefits …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere
President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 6:10 a.m.
Trump intends to release 2018 budget in mid-March
President Donald Trump’s administration is aiming to release a fiscal 2018 budget outline on March 14, a White House official confirmed Sunday to CQ. The official, who spoke on condition …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid need significant changes, Trump budget pick says
Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need significant changes to be preserved for future generations, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the White House budget office told Congress Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
State officials deliver $37 million to Idaho public schools
State officials on Tuesday presented Idaho’s public schools with a ceremonial check for about $37 million.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants to raise taxes and funnel nearly $4 billion more into schools over the next two years
Gov. Jay Inslee unveils a plan to spend more for schools and pay for it with tax increases
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:57 p.m.
City Council authorizes use of school zone camera money for cops, traffic calming
About half of the money expected to be collected from school zone speeders will continue to pay for neighborhood cops in 2018, following a 6 to 1 vote of the …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
Shutdown averted, Senate backs stop-gap spending bill
With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown, as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners but promised …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
House passes stopgap measure as senators raise objections
A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, the House easily passed a stopgap spending bill to keep federal agencies running through the end of April. The legislation’s fate in …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
GOP adds $10B for wars, $4B for disasters to stopgap spending bill
Congress is quickening its pace toward adjourning late this week, marching toward a final vote on legislation boosting medical research and speeding drug approvals and readying a separate stopgap spending …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Seattle Public Schools predicts $74 million budget shortfall
Seattle Public Schools is preparing for the worst-case scenario as it predicts a $74 million budget shortfall for the 2017-18 school year.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin
The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama’s key proposals for managing the nation’s vast military enterprise.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
WSU president says school had $17M deficit last year
Washington State University operated at a $17 million deficit last year, and President Kirk Schulz said departments that overspent must develop plans to repay the money so the university can …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Pentagon warns stopgap spending bill could hurt terrorism fight
The Pentagon comptroller has warned Congress that continuing to rely on stopgap spending bills will undermine U.S. forces in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a memo exclusively obtained by …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Forecasts predict strengthening Montana economy, revenues
Forecasts released this week predict a strengthening economy and a modest revenue boost for Montana over the next two years, though a legislative leader says the recent declines amid a …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Pentagon set to ask Congress for $6 billion in additional funds
The Pentagon will request about $6 billion more for the current fiscal year to pay for troop increases in Iraq, a slower draw-down of troops from Afghanistan and more intense …