Stories tagged: supplemental budget
Fri., March 9, 2018
Legislature passes $1.2 billion supplemental budget with extra money for public school salaries, a property tax cut in 2019 and no new taxes.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
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
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes spending $950 million from state reserves to speed public school improvements and increases to mental health programs.
Sun., March 13, 2016
In a session where charter schools were given a reprieve, the larger education issue was delayed, yet again.
Fri., March 11, 2016
The morning after the Legislature is called into special session and Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes 27 bills, Senate Republicans release a new budget proposal.
Fri., March 11, 2016
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 …
Mon., March 7, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee tells lawmakers to reach a budget deal by Thursday night or he’ll veto bills they’ve passed so far.
Sun., March 6, 2016
Some ideas to help the state budget.
Thu., March 3, 2016
Charter school funding prospect kept alive in Senate.
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016
Budget debates stray from the bottom line to the party line
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
House Democrats pass supplemental budget with more money for teachers, homeless programs.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Senate Republicans propose fewer increases than House Democrats.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
House Democrats propose raises for teachers, state mental health professionals in new budget.
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2016 budget proposal, which would raise teacher salaries and close four tax loopholes.
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
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 …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
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 …
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014
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 …
Sun., Jan. 12, 2014
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. …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2012
OLYMPIA — Senate Democrats released their budget proposal that has fewer cuts to education, no tax increase and draws down on the state’s reserves.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2012
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 …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2011
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 …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2011
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 …
Fri., Feb. 18, 2011
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 …
Sat., Feb. 5, 2011
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 …
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011
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 …
Wed., Feb. 2, 2011
OLYMPIA – State Senate budget writers have what’s being described as a $254 million bipartisan budget agreement that could get a vote this week.
Tue., Jan. 25, 2011
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 …
Mon., Jan. 24, 2011
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 …
Sat., Dec. 18, 2010
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 …
Fri., Dec. 17, 2010
Gov. Chris Gregoire says the state needs to drop some programs by March 1 to balance budget.