Stories tagged: economic forecast
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
Revenue windfall could end stalemate
OLYMPIA – An improving economic outlook could allow the Legislature to do something in the next few days that it has been unable to do for nearly six months: negotiate …
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
Region’s economy lagging, forecaster says
The Spokane region remains in the grips of a stubborn recession even as the Seattle area and other leading cities across the country rev up economic activity and new jobs, …
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
Washington state facing deeper cuts
OLYMPIA – The gap between Washington’s projected state revenues and current expenses grew to about $5.1 billion for the coming biennium, prompting a call from Gov. Chris Gregoire for the …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 2010
Final decision on state cuts, layoffs to come by Oct. 1
State health care programs could shrink or disappear in the coming months, at least one state prison could close and college classes could be more crowded next semester as state …
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010, 11:48 A.M.
Tax hikes balancing budget in weak economy
Washington’s economy is slowly getting better, but tax hikes are mainly keeping state budget out of the red through mid 2013.