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FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015

Just in case there's no budget deal

OLYMPIA – Although Gov. Jay Inslee says he doesn’t expect a state government shutdown on July 1 and legislative leaders say they are doing everything to avoid one, the state budget office Friday posted a list of what each agency will do if a budget deal isn’t reached by June 30.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013

OFM:Senate budget might not pencil out 

OLYMPIA -- The state budget office is questioning some parts of the 2013-15 operating budget proposal released earlier this week by the leaders of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The budget uses some assumptions that may not be legal, and others that don't have...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2013

Inslee names budget chief

OLYMPIA -- Governor-elect Jay Inslee selected the leader of the state Senate's Budget Committee staff as his new budget director. Inslee told his transition team today that he would appoint David Schumacher as the director of the Office of Financial Management, making him the incoming...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012

Fiscal note on I-1185 stands, judge rules 

OLYMPIA -- The fiscal note on the latest initiative requiring a supermajority in the Legislature for tax increases will remain in the voters pamphlet, even though it is different from a nearly identical initiative that passed in 2010, a judge ruled today. That might not...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2011

State liquor monopoly: All in or all out? 

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 Office of Financial Management is calling for a pass on both. Voters could still order...

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OFM: Pass on both bids for liquor warehouse

OLYMPIA -- After studying two proposals for taking over the state's liquor distribution system, the state Office of Financial Management is calling for a pass on both. In a letter to the Liquor Control Board, OFM Director Marty Brown says the proposal's "do not represent...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2011

Gregoire wants to reopen state worker contracts 

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking state employees' unions to reopen their contracts and agree to higher health insurance costs. In a letter to the unions, Office of Financial Management Director Marty Brown cites the projected imbalance of $1.4 billion between projected state revenues...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2011

WA has new salary search engine

OLYMPIA -- The folks at the Office of Financial Management and Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program have developed a new website for looking up who makes what in state government. The website is a follow-up to the release last month of all the people who...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010

Moore leaving OFM for Investment Board

OLYMPIA -- The state's top "numbers guy," Office of Financial Management Director Victor Moore, will be leaving that job to take over as top operator at the State Investment Board.Moore has served as head of OFM for five years, since Gov. Chris Gregoire first took...

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