Stories tagged: washington budget
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016, 10:09 A.M.
Washington Senate panel OKs education-funding plan
Washington’s Senate Education Committee has passed an alternative plan for fixing the way the state pays for public schools.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013
Washington state revenue forecast exceeding projections
OLYMPIA – Washington state government has been raising more revenue than initially expected as the economy continues to improve, officials said Wednesday. The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council projected that …
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
Senate budget includes funds for Sally’s
Funding for the Salvation Army’s Sally’s House, a safe harbor for children who have been abused or neglected, or whose parents have been jailed, was included in a budget passed …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2012
Spin Control: Perhaps budget is more pressing, but marriage debate was good
OLYMPIA – Republican leaders in the Legislature have been uniformly critical of same-sex marriage bills as the proposals worked their way through the two chambers on what can only be …
TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010
Gregoire urges changes in pensions, insurance
OLYMPIA – The state should cut off automatic pension increases to some state retirees and keep others from retiring and being rehired for their old jobs, Gov. Chris Gregoire said …
FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 2010
$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 …
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
Press corps needs tax details
OLYMPIA – With the legislative session half over today, lawmakers continue to be largely mum about whatever major budget cuts or tax increases they’re considering. That’s drawn an unusual outcry …
THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2008, 5:11 P.M.
Gregoire pushing deep cuts over tax increases
Sticking to her campaign pledge, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday unveiled a no-new-taxes budget plan that would fix a nearly $6 billion deficit by whacking spending, suspending voter initiatives and …