Stories tagged: economic forecast
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
State revenue inches up but impact on Washington budget debated
State tax revenue up slightly but budget writers don’t agree on what that means for taxes and spending overall.
Wed., 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 …
Sat., 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, …
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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.