Stories tagged: budget
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Montana lawmakers have agreed to a plan to address the state’s projected $227 million budget deficit without raising taxes in a complicated mix of interconnected bills that make it nearly …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Spokane Valley adopted a $77.4 million budget that reflects a projected revenue surplus to be spent on building railroad bridges as well as parks and infrastructure improvements.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
The federal government began its new budget year with an October deficit of $63.2 billion, up sharply from a year ago.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Montana lawmakers return to the Capitol this week for a special session to address a projected $227 million budget deficit
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 11 p.m.
Some Montana lawmakers appear to be playing a game of political chicken with the budget, even as the state faces the possibility of not being able to afford a $120 …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Republicans powered a $4 trillion budget through the House on Thursday by a razor-thin margin, a close vote underscoring the difficulties that lie ahead in delivering President Donald Trump’s promise …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Washington State University President Kirk Schulz announced sweeping budget cuts in an online statement Monday evening, fulfilling a promise he made when starting the job to curb the university’s spending …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
The Senate rejected an amendment Thursday that sought to block a key panel from raising revenue through drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a move that could make it …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country!” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump’s ambitious promise of “massive tax cuts and reform.”
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party’s politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Congressional Republicans on Wednesday kicked off debate on House and Senate budget plans that promise slashing cuts to social programs – but whose real purpose is to grease the skids …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Montana Democrats are trying to marshal public support for a special session to address the budget shortfall while Republicans argue state government needs to live within its means.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Projected revenue for the state of Washington has increased by about $288 million through the middle of 2019.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
The governor’s budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in general fund spending over the next two years to balance the state’s budget due to lower revenues than …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
WASHINGTON – As grieving family members watched, top Navy leaders and lawmakers on Tuesday said frequent extended deployments, delayed maintenance and nearly a decade of budget constraints have strained the …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump’s tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that’s …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Montana plans to cut programs and services to fill a projected $227 million budget shortfall in the midst of a disastrous drought and dozens of wildfires that are draining the …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
The U.S. government carefully designed a path of least resistance to building a border wall in Texas, picking a wildlife refuge and other places it already owns or controls to …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
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Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
The Latah County Commissioners approved a $19 million budget Wednesday for the upcoming fiscal year that includes another 4 percent annual or hourly pay increase for all county employees and …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Montana will face a $227 million budget shortfall within two years unless state government agencies cut their spending by another 10 percent, Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
The Spokane Public Schools’ budget will grow by 7.2 percent with much of that money going toward teachers and teaching supports.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
City lawmakers will soon decide whether to jump into the fray unfolding in Olympia over the state’s budget for new construction and a controversial court ruling involving water rights.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Spokane County voters won’t be asked whether they want to raise property taxes this year. The county commissioners, Al French and Josh Kerns, voted to rescind a tax proposal on …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
The Trump administration and Congress face a daunting set of budget-related deadlines in the coming weeks. Blowing them could upend global financial markets and cause a partial government shutdown.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Parents and advocates addressed the Spokane Public Schools board of directors Wednesday night in an effort to guide the creation of the district’s annual budget.