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UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Community colleges’ computer system costs mount, schedule delayed

Community colleges’ computer system stalled by bankruptcy and lawsuit, could be $15 million over budget, special joint Senate hearing told.


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 …