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Washington lawmakers send Inslee $1.2 billion supplemental budget

Legislature passes $1.2 billion supplemental budget with extra money for public school salaries, a property tax cut in 2019 and no new taxes.


Budget guessing game: Where will the money come from?

Waiting for the governor to release his 2018 supplemental budget, critics guessed wrong on where the extra money might come from.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 7:44 a.m.

Inslee’s budget plan calls for carbon tax

Gov. Jay Inslee proposes spending $950 million from state reserves to speed public school improvements and increases to mental health programs.


Editorial: Charter schools survive, bigger issue looms

In a session where charter schools were given a reprieve, the larger education issue was delayed, yet again.


New budget proposal released on day 1 of special session

The morning after the Legislature is called into special session and Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes 27 bills, Senate Republicans release a new budget proposal.


Lacking budget deal, Inslee vetoes bills and Legislature heads into special session

Shortly after lawmakers adjourned their regular session and started their special session, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he had vetoed 27 of the bills they’d already passed because of their failure …


Inslee threatens to veto bills if budget deal delayed

Gov. Jay Inslee tells lawmakers to reach a budget deal by Thursday night or he’ll veto bills they’ve passed so far.


Spin Control: Some modest proposals to boost the state budget

Some ideas to help the state budget.


Washington Senate maneuvers to keep charter-school funding alive

Charter school funding prospect kept alive in Senate.


Spin Control: Budget debates bring out more than dollars and cents

Budget debates stray from the bottom line to the party line


House passes budget plan

House Democrats pass supplemental budget with more money for teachers, homeless programs.


Washington Senate, House budgets far apart

Senate Republicans propose fewer increases than House Democrats.


Teacher raises, mental health salaries in House Democratic budget

House Democrats propose raises for teachers, state mental health professionals in new budget.


Inslee wants teacher raises, tax changes in 2016 budget

Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2016 budget proposal, which would raise teacher salaries and close four tax loopholes.


Washington state Senate passes budget proposal

OLYMPIA – With strong bipartisan support, the Senate passed a budget plan described by supporters and opponents more in terms of what it doesn’t do than what it does. It …


Washington Senate Democrats offer budget proposal

OLYMPIA – A day after some members said they’d support a no-new-taxes budget with relatively few changes in state spending plans, Senate Democrats unveiled a more ambitious – and more …


Washington Senate budget would add money for schools

OLYMPIA – Public schools would get more money for math and science supplies and state colleges would keep tuition from going up in a proposal released by Washington Senate budget …


Education, transportation top priorities of Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA – The 2014 session of the Washington Legislature may be one of short duration, small tweaks and low expectations. Legislators will continue last year’s struggles over roads and abortion. …


New budget spares education, drops reserves

OLYMPIA — Senate Democrats released their budget proposal that has fewer cuts to education, no tax increase and draws down on the state’s reserves.


House GOP releases its budget

OLYMPIA – For several years, Republicans in the Washington House of Representatives have complained they have essentially been shut out of the budgeting process by majority Democrats. Friday, they stole …


Budgeters put tough decisions on hold

OLYMPIA – For two weeks, legislators have heard emotional, sometimes angry testimony against major cuts to state programs and in favor of raising taxes. Monday, it became apparent they will …


Special session planned to cut $2 billion from state budget

OLYMPIA – The Washington legislature may spend the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas playing Scrooge to state agencies and programs. That’s when they’ll be called into a special session to …


Senate, House leaders OK cutting $242 million by June 30; full Senate to vote today

OLYMPIA – A budget agreement that cuts an estimated $242 million in projected state spending between now and June 30 but preserves some health and welfare programs targeted for elimination …


Spending cuts sail through Senate on 38-9 vote

OLYMPIA – A budget plan that would cut more than a quarter billion dollars in state spending over the next five months, called an installment in solving the state’s fiscal …


Bipartisan budget proposal could get vote this week

OLYMPIA – State Senate budget writers have what’s being described as a $254 million bipartisan budget agreement that could get a vote yet this week. Just hours before a Senate …


Senate plan preserves some Basic Health, Lifeline

OLYMPIA – State Senate budget writers have what’s being described as a $254 million bipartisan budget agreement that could get a vote this week.


House passes pared budget

OLYMPIA – On a largely party-line vote Monday, the state House sent the Senate some $348 million in cuts and other changes to the state’s general fund budget over the …


House budget cuts hit education, social services

On a largely party-line vote Monday, the state House sent the Senate some $348 million in cuts and other changes to the state’s general fund budget over the next five …


Governor lays out plan to erase red

OLYMPIA – The state could balance its books through the end of June by cutting more funds for schoolchildren, dropping payments to small school districts, eliminating some health care programs …


Gregoire calls for more cuts

Gov. Chris Gregoire says the state needs to drop some programs by March 1 to balance budget.