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  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


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