Stories tagged: Steve Lerch
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 …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Consumers make state revenue picture brighter
Revenue projections for the state are up for the next three years.
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
State grapples with $2 billion projected budget shortfall
OLYMPIA – Wednesday was filled with so many economic numbers for state government that Washington’s legislative leaders had to overwork a metaphor about toothpaste to debate how to deal with …
Wed., June 18, 2014
Washington state economist offers mixed revenue outlook
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected tax revenues look slightly better than they did four months ago, but won’t add enough money to cover some of the state’s expected expenses in the …
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 …
Thu., June 21, 2012
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 …