Stories tagged: budget
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
House Democrats’ budget calls more spending on schools, mental health and college scholarships, plus new taxes to help pay for it.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:52 a.m.
Washington Legislature approves bill to buy back bump stocks for $150 each before they become illegal
Bump-stock buyback program will be quick, if the Legislature agrees to a plan that comes up with the money.
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 9:08 a.m.
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Trump later went back on his Medicaid promise, and now he’s being criticized for steep …
Tue., March 12, 2019
Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent: New Trump budget is a horror show for Dems and Paul Ryan’s dream come true
The budget proposal that the Trump administration just released contains enormous cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, not to mention domestic programs. In a word, it is positively savage.
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs …
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
Washington State University’s plan to increase enrollment at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine caught in budget negotiations.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 11:44 a.m.
The White House fired an opening salvo Monday in an upcoming fight with Capitol Hill Democrats over spending on domestic agencies that face sharp budget cuts without a new budget …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
The Legislature’s budget-setting committee has approved about a 6 percent increase to $2.2 billion for public schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
President Trump’s announced intention to declare a national emergency to build a wall on our southern border allows everyone an escape hatch in the near term, but the long-term unintended …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 1:16 p.m.
Faced with falling enrollment, the University of Idaho will cut $5 million from its budget effective July 1, the start of the school’s fiscal year.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed tax increases generated the expected support and opposition Wednesday as the Senate began hearings on new revenue for the state’s upcoming budgets.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, noon
The only thing harder than setting a realistic remodeling budget is sticking to it. The secret? Knowing when to splurge and when to save. Here are top picks for each …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
An investment of $55 million would include a doubling of the state’s resources to fight wildfires. Franz, in an interview recorded for the Spokesman-Review’s Newsmakers podcast series, said such spending …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
A pair of budget-related committees accepted Gov. Brad Little’s projected revenue of $3.75 billion for the current fiscal year, but reduced it for the following year.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Do deficits matter or not? Because if they do, then the U.S. economy and all of us who depend on its well-being are in deep trouble unless we turn things …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
A task force to study possible removal of the Snake River dams could generate outsized controversy in Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee will ask the Legislature for an extra $9.7 billion in spending in the state’s main budget over the next two years to pay for improvements to public …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
In the past fiscal year, the State Patrol’s Executive Protection Unit overshot its $2.6 million budget allotment by $400,000, with overtime and travel accounting for 62 percent of the higher-than-budgeted …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 11:15 p.m.
The Spokane County Board of Commissioners is holding the second of three community roundtable meetings on Oct. 9 to gather public input for the 2019 Spokane County budget. The meeting …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
President Trump signed spending bills Friday that include a budget increase for the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s budget proposal for 2019 and 2020, unveiled Monday, would boost the city’s overall spending by about $300 million next year.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
A final spending bill for next year puts the Hanford nuclear reservation budget at $2.4 billion, well above the amount proposed by the Trump administration.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
The Spokane County commissioners will host a series of community meetings to inform the public and gather input as they craft the county’s budget for 2019.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Idahoans may see smaller refunds when filing their 2018 taxes next year because of major changes tied to the new tax law, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s budget office warned on …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
With new raises in employee contract, Spokane School Board agrees to spend more than it earns this school year
The budget approved by the Spokane School Board on Wednesday hints at wage increases in employee contract.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane Valley’s budget goals for 2019 remain similar to last year: funding for road preservation and public safety, as well as infrastructure and park improvements. At a projected $70.7 million, …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, noon
In assembling the following five ideas for budget U.S. vacation spots, we stuck to places we’d actually want to go, with mid-to-high-quality lodging for about $175 or less per night …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
WDFW commission approves 5 percent hunter, angler fee increase request but brunt of budget request placed on state general fund
Hunters and anglers could see a 5 percent fee increase according to a newly approved Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife budget request.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 7:09 p.m.
Washington State athletics seeking financial stability, fundraising growth under first-year AD Pat Chun
Some might say these are precarious times for an AD in Pullman. On one hand, Chun has a desire to finish the job his predecessor Bill Moos started. On the …