Stories tagged: budget
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.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Montana’s worst fire season in years is expected to scorch the drought-stricken landscape well into fall, long after the state’s firefighting reserves run out thanks to politicians diverting millions of …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Community members can comment on a proposed Spokane Public Schools budget, Wednesday.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
The U.S. House passed a package of appropriation bills that included a budget for the Hanford nuclear reservation for the next fiscal year before members scattered for a five-week summer …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Montana revenues have fallen far enough below projections to trigger a worst-case scenario $97 million in spending cuts across state government starting as soon as next month.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
The Republican-led House is moving to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Montana’s $60 million wildfire reserve fund could be halved by budget cuts next month at the peak of what state officials say is emerging to be a very active and …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
The Legislature’s failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests, the agency director said Friday.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
A third round of buyout offers may be coming to the University of Montana.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that proposes trillions of dollars in cuts to the social safety net and other domestic programs while sharply boosting military spending, a blueprint …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
A progressive think tank will pay the state more than $30,000 to settle claims of campaign finance violations in its failed efforts to defeat a 2015 initiative.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools will get an extra $3 million for special education students thanks to a change in state funding.
UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Major changes to Washington’s public school system, and the taxes that pay for it, become law.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
The Illinois House voted Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a budget package, giving the state its first spending blueprint in than two years and ending the nation’s …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced late Monday night that he had struck a budget deal with Democrats to end a three-day shutdown of the state government, following an outcry …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
New Jersey’s government shutdown entered a third day as lawmakers failed to approve a budget for fiscal 2018 and social media lambasted Gov. Chris Christie and his family for lounging …
Sun., July 2, 2017
What is it that public servants are afraid the public will see? According to lawmakers who defend the secrecy, the answer is honesty. Can’t be frank if the public is …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Republicans are stuck on health care, can’t pass a budget, and hopes for a big, bipartisan infrastructure package are fizzling. Overhauling the tax code looks more and more like a …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Some $4 billion in construction projects remain in limbo as the Legislature entered a new fiscal year Saturday morning without passing a capital construction budget or settling a major water …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Legislature passes 2017-19 operating budget and a major revision to the property tax system on the last day of the fiscal year to stave off a partial government shutdown.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 1:50 a.m.
Washington lawmakers began the heavy lifting Friday morning of passing a $43.7 billion budget and staving off a partial government shutdown before midnight.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Record Washington budget and major change in public school policy come up for a vote Friday. Budget must pass and be signed by midnight to avoid a partial government shutdown.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
The GOP-controlled Congress has taken the lead on one of President Donald Trump’s key campaign promises, pressing for tens of billions of dollars more for active-duty troops, combat aircraft, and …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
With wildfire season raging in western states, Congress is embroiled in a battle over how best to fight the fires.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
Legislative leaders reached a deal on the 2017-19 operating budget, apparently averting a possible government shutdown that would start Saturday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Legislators have gone later than ever without at least an agreement “in principle” on the budget needed to keep the state running after June 30. They also lack agreement on …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
A consultant hired by the Spokane Police Department reviewed three years’ worth of data about how officers on the streets spend their time and said Monday the additional cops were …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
An influential House committee chairman will press his case for a $696.5 billion defense budget in 2018, a blueprint that provides more military spending than at any point during the …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
About 60 people gathered in Spokane Thursday afternoon as part of a statewide series of rallies to plead with the legislature to pass a budget before the state government is …