Stories tagged: John Braun
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Lawmakers’ expenses for Washington’s special sessions topped $445,000
The Legislature’s three special sessions prompted legislators to file per diem claims for more than $445,000 in expenses. But the amount claimed varies widely.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
Wife of senator on military duty set to fill in for him
Republican Sen. John Braun’s wife will be sworn in as a temporary senator to fill in for him while he’s on military training for the U.S. Navy Reserve.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Millions of dollars of state projects for Spokane stalled in legislative logjam
Some $114 million in state construction projects for the Spokane area, including a new science building on the Eastern Washington University campus, are in jeopardy this week as the Legislature …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Inslee vetoes manufacturers’ tax break connected to budget
Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes a tax break for many Washington manufacturing companies that would give them the same low rate as Boeing. Senate Republicans say that’s going back on budget …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Inslee signs improvements for schools, ends five-year struggle over funding
Major changes to Washington’s public school system, and the taxes that pay for it, become law.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Revenue forecast bump provides little help for budget stalemate
Washington’s economic forecast calls for an extra $87 million for the next two years, but that may not be much of help at breaking the logjam over the state’s 2017-19 …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:36 p.m.
Dispute over tax vote stalling Washington 2017-19 budget talks
Argument over the conditions for the start of serious budget negotiations makes a special session increasingly likely.
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., Nov. 16, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Will Washington schools get $1.75 billion more in 2018? Panel split.
Estimate of $1.75 billion per year extra for public schools put into Washington’s budget outlook.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
New budget proposal released on day 1 of special session
The morning after the Legislature is called into special session and Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes 27 bills, Senate Republicans release a new budget proposal.
Sun., May 17, 2015
Washington budget talks likely to take second special session
OLYMPIA – Legislators reached a key milestone in the special session over the budgets, but unfortunately it was not the milestone of having a negotiated agreement that would allow them …