Stories tagged: budget
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 9:36 A.M.
Taxable retail sales increase in 2015
Washington state revenue officials say taxable retail sales in 2015 topped $135 billion. That was an 8.4 percent increase over 2014.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 5:39 P.M.
$8 million deficit to trigger Community Colleges of Spokane cutbacks
Community Colleges of Spokane will eliminate some staff and faculty positions starting in the fall in response to an $8 million deficit, which Chancellor Christine Johnson blamed partially on last …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 4:37 P.M.
Iran nuclear deal dispute blocks spending bill
Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate’s first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear deal and scuttle U.S. plans …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 1:32 P.M.
House GOP plan to cut wartime money troubles Defense Secretary Carter
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that he’s deeply troubled by a House Republican proposal to reduce wartime funding by $18 billion to pay for weapons and troops the Pentagon …
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 4:56 P.M.
Inslee signs budget but vetoes cuts to funds for performance audits
With some line-item vetoes, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the supplemental operating and capital budgets.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 3:09 P.M.
Zika funding on hold until September, top Republicans say
Top House Republicans said Wednesday that they are likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus but they will probably wait …
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016, 2:22 P.M.
U.S. budget deficit up sharply to $108 billion in March
The federal government’s budget deficit rose sharply in March, pushing the deficit for the first six months of this budget year above the same period a year ago.
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
GOP Congress being labeled with do-nothing moniker
Congress increasingly is being defined by what it’s not doing this election year.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016, 7:46 A.M.
Is honeymoon over for House Speaker Paul Ryan?
When Rep. Paul D. Ryan took over as House speaker, it was supposed to signal a new era for Republicans – the arrival of a younger, more conservative visionary, who …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 4:52 P.M.
Washington budget has millions for Spokane projects
Capital budget passed, vetoes overridden in final hours of 2016 legislative session.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 8:25 P.M.
Washington lawmakers pass budget, adjourn
Legislature has a negotiated deal on a supplemental budget. Lawmakers will try to pass it Tuesday and adjourn
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016, 5:44 P.M.
Washington budget deal reached but details not released
OLYMPIA – Legislators reached a tentative deal Monday on changes to the state’s main budget, but the public won’t see details until Tuesday, shortly before voting on the spending plan …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016, 4:24 P.M.
Washington Legislature’s special session likely going into next week
Special session to continue into next week.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, 10:47 A.M.
Idaho budget writers approve $34.5M for wildfire suppression
Idaho budget writers are preparing for another hectic wildfire season by allocating $34.5 million to help cover the expected high costs of managing and suppressing flames across the state.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
Conservatives block budget; Ryan cites anxiety among voters
The same band of conservatives that toppled former Speaker John Boehner is blocking Speaker Paul Ryan’s efforts to pass the GOP’s annual budget draft.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
Ginger Ewing: Art can transform city’s narrative
To stabilize and build off changes, our city must start investing in those who are reimagining Spokane as the perfect place to spend a lifetime exploring, creating and investing in.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
New budget proposal released on day 1 of special session
The morning after the Legislature is called into special session and Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes 27 bills, Senate Republicans release a new budget proposal.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016, 12:10 A.M.
Lacking budget deal, Inslee vetoes bills and Legislature heads into special session
Shortly after lawmakers adjourned their regular session and started their special session, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he had vetoed 27 of the bills they’d already passed because of their failure …
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 10:11 A.M.
Navy SEALs tell congressman there is a combat rifle shortage
Navy SEAL teams don’t have enough combat rifles to go around, even as these highly trained forces are relied on more than ever to carry out counterterrorism operations and other …
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016, 4:25 P.M.
Inslee threatens to veto bills if budget deal delayed
Gov. Jay Inslee tells lawmakers to reach a budget deal by Thursday night or he’ll veto bills they’ve passed so far.
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016, 9:07 A.M.
Senate GOP delays action on budget
A Senate panel has delayed action on an annual budget blueprint, as Republicans disagree among themselves on spending levels and trillions of dollars in longer-term budget cuts.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016, 4 A.M.
Spin Control: Some modest proposals to boost the state budget
Some ideas to help the state budget.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016, 11 A.M.
Obama cheers economy as ‘pretty darn great’
President Barack Obama says Republicans may be making “doomsday” claims about the economy, but he has another take: “America’s pretty darn great right now.”
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
Washington Senate maneuvers to keep charter-school funding alive
Charter school funding prospect kept alive in Senate.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 1:53 P.M.
Senate rejects funds for opioid crisis
The Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment that would have added $600 million in emergency money to a measure designed to combat the nation’s heroin and opioid-addiction epidemic.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 4:40 P.M.
Senate passes budget update
Senate expected to pass its operating budget sometime today. Will have story, with some comparisons to House budget that passed Thursday.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 2:35 P.M.
President Obama: Deniers of economic gains aren’t telling the truth
President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against relentless Republican criticism of his economic leadership, saying his policies are paying off in “big tangible ways” and anyone who doesn’t acknowledge …
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 10:25 A.M.
Idaho budget writers pass Medicaid budget
Legislative budget writers have unanimously approved slightly increasing funding for Idaho’s Medicaid Program that serves some 190,000 poor children.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 7:05 P.M.
House passes budget plan
House Democrats pass supplemental budget with more money for teachers, homeless programs.
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016, 1:53 P.M.
Teacher pay raise in House supplemental budget
House Democrats in Washington have released their supplemental budget proposal, which would close several tax exemptions to pay for the salary increases of public school teachers.