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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Trump signs spending bill to increase Hanford budget

President Trump signed spending bills Friday that include a budget increase for the Hanford nuclear reservation.


Hanford’s new budget is out. Trump isn’t going to be happy

A final spending bill for next year puts the Hanford nuclear reservation budget at $2.4 billion, well above the amount proposed by the Trump administration.


Commissioners to host public meetings on Spokane County budget

The Spokane County commissioners will host a series of community meetings to inform the public and gather input as they craft the county’s budget for 2019.


Budget office warns Idahoans may face bigger tax bills

Idahoans may see smaller refunds when filing their 2018 taxes next year because of major changes tied to the new tax law, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s budget office warned on …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

With new raises in employee contract, Spokane School Board agrees to spend more than it earns this school year

The budget approved by the Spokane School Board on Wednesday hints at wage increases in employee contract.


Spokane Valley budget reflects familiar goals

Spokane Valley’s budget goals for 2019 remain similar to last year: funding for road preservation and public safety, as well as infrastructure and park improvements. At a projected $70.7 million, …


Five US budget vacation destinations offer bounty for the frugal

In assembling the following five ideas for budget U.S. vacation spots, we stuck to places we’d actually want to go, with mid-to-high-quality lodging for about $175 or less per night …


WDFW commission approves 5 percent hunter, angler fee increase request but brunt of budget request placed on state general fund

Hunters and anglers could see a 5 percent fee increase according to a newly approved Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife budget request.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

Washington State athletics seeking financial stability, fundraising growth under first-year AD Pat Chun

Some might say these are precarious times for an AD in Pullman. On one hand, Chun has a desire to finish the job his predecessor Bill Moos started. On the …


WDFW commission discussing funding, fee increase

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission met yesterday in Olympia to discuss long-term funding options and a potential fee increase aimed at


Lynn Hickey working to both chip away Eastern Washington athletic department’s debt and elevate its status

In USA Today’s annual fiscal report of NCAA Division I schools published last month, EWU ranked ranked 175th out of 230 for the 2016-2017 year. The department had $14,797,340 in …


With shortfall looming, WDFW budget proposal increases user fees, but brunt of funding falls on state general fund

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to balance its budget using a combination of state general-fund money and increased hunter and angler fees.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

WDFW to discuss looming $30 million budget shortfall during public webinar Monday

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has scheduled a public webinar Monday to discuses funding challenges, according to a WDFW news release.


Froma Harrop: If you want fiscal responsibility, elect Democrats

Before last year’s big tax cuts, the economy was improving nicely. After the tax cuts, the economy is doing the same – for now, anyway. What’s different is the $1.9 …


Senate approves $145B spending bill to fund energy, veterans

The Senate on Monday approved a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans’ programs for the next budget year.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Spokane Schools looking at $436 million budget and considering bond for November ballot

Spokane Public Schools officials are looking ahead to next week, next year and the next decade as they assemble a $436 million budget for next year.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

WSU regents approve plan to balance athletics budget

The Washington State University regents unanimously approved a plan to balance the school’s athletics department budget.


John Blanchette: Washington State’s plan for balanced athletics budget uses mental gymnastics

In the world of NCAA sports, Washington State is to fiscal gymnastics what Alabama is to football. If only they handed out national championships for that sort of thing.


Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

Thousands of Kentucky teachers filled the streets near the state Capitol in Frankfort on a cold, overcast Monday to rally for education funding.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Budgets, new laws may satisfy court order on public schools

Budget bills, other changes to state education policies and programs may satisfy Supreme Court order on providing adequate money for public schools.


Federal heating aid program saved, expanded in Trump budget

A federal heating aid program for low-income residents has survived another attempt by President Donald Trump to kill it.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdown as …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Lawmakers release huge budget; big military, domestic boosts

Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 11:56 a.m.

Salary cap for Spokane city employees part of budget reforms proposed by Ben Stuckart

The City Council president said a limit on earnings at four times the median household income of the city was reasonable and would address citizen concerns about the city’s increased …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Shutdown looming, Congress and White House seek budget deal

Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall …


Washington lawmakers send Inslee $1.2 billion supplemental budget

Legislature passes $1.2 billion supplemental budget with extra money for public school salaries, a property tax cut in 2019 and no new taxes.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Property tax break, capital gains in Democrats’ budget

House Democrats propose budget with property tax break and capital gains tax.


Trump-sought military parade could cost $10M-$30M

The White House budget director said Wednesday that a military parade envisioned by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million, although that money is not included …


Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge

The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more. That’s according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for …