Stories tagged: budget
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Spokane budget adds police, upgrades alleys and maintains homeless funding amid Public Works concerns
Lawmakers unanimously approved a spending plan bolstered by healthy sales and real estate tax receipts, but not before ushering through a series of amendments aimed at reversing some of the …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
The Pentagon and the welfare state have been locked in brutal combat for decades, and the Pentagon has gotten clobbered. Welfare programs – Social Security, Medicare, food stamps and other …
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Washington State University departments have found ways to keep retention counselors on the payroll and avoid cutting graduate research stipends, but some remain dissatisfied over the administration’s handling of a …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Top Republicans delayed a planned House vote on a short-term budget bill Tuesday to give themselves time to quell party divisions and avert a partial government shutdown by the weekend.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
Commissioners Al French and Mary Kuney voted in favor of the spending plan, which will use money set aside from the road construction budget to cover day-to-day expenses next year …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Congress’ top two Democrats said Monday they’ve accepted an invitation from President Donald Trump for a White House budget summit later this week as the two parties try to avert …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Testing the resolve of Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Sunday there won’t be a government shutdown this week over the question of protecting immigrants brought to the country …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
When did Republicans stop worrying and learn to love budget deficits?
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
House GOP leaders have unveiled a plan to avert a government shutdown next weekend and keep the government open through Dec. 22.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
The Justice Department announced this week that the Spokane Police Department was not among the 179 law enforcement agencies in the country receiving a federal grant to bolster hiring. Officials …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
The Seattle City Council has passed a 2018 budget that includes $1.3 million to create what could be the nation’s first authorized safe-injection site for drug users.
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 …