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  • No money for state agency assessments

    OLYMPIA – The state attorney general’s office will weigh in on a potential fight between the Legislature and the executive branch over the meaning of three little words: “within available …

  • Washington facing slow recovery

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s economic outlook barely changed over the last four months as the state’s few bright spots – jobs in aerospace and software – were all but canceled by …

  • Washington budget director urges state cuts

    OLYMPIA – Washington state can’t wait until next year to cut its budget, the state’s budget director told legislators Monday. In the wake of recent comments by legislators that cast …

  • Budget chief to Legislature: Time’s a-wasting, pass a budget

    OLYMPIA — The state can’t wait until next year to make changes to its budget that will reduce spending, the state’s budget director told legislators today.

  • Panel rejects liquor plans

    OLYMPIA – It’s apparently all in or all out for Washington state’s involvement in the liquor business. After studying two proposals to take over the state’s liquor distribution system, the …

  • State wants employees to pay more for health care

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire wants state employees to pay more for their health insurance, and is asking union leaders to reopen labor contracts. Their initial response: Not unless businesses …

  • State asks agencies to prepare for cuts

    OLYMPIA – State agencies will prepare plans to cut their spending by as much as 10 percent as Washington braces for the prospect that the next state economic forecast could …

  • Governor’s proposed capital budget leaves off Spokane medical school

    OLYMPIA – A new medical school building in Spokane is not on the list of large construction projects being proposed by Gov. Chris Gregoire for the next two years, a …

  • $1.2 billion shortfall looms for Washington

    OLYMPIA – The state is still being buffeted by the “Great Recession” and will have about $1.2 billion less than previously expected through mid-2013, Arun Raha, the state’s chief economist …

  • State workers’ health benefits at issue

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire wants state workers to pay up to 26 percent of their health insurance premiums next year, part of a hold-the-line contract offer that will include …

  • Washington state furlough law enacted

    OLYMPIA – Thousands of state workers will take 10 days off without pay over the next 14 months under a law signed Tuesday by Gov. Chris Gregoire. The new law …



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