washington budget

Legislative Session
5:30 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Special Session Virtually Certain As Budget Negotiations Stall In Olympia

Just a few days remain in the Washington legislature's 105-day session.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 3:33 pm

Budget negotiations have stalled with just a few days left in the Washington legislature’s 105-day session. The clock runs out on Sunday.

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Gas Tax
3:55 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Gas Tax Package Still Alive As Washington Lawmakers Hit Homestretch

FIle photo of highway construction on Interstate 5 in Tacoma, Washington.
WSDOT Flickr

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 3:03 pm

The push to raise the gas tax by nearly 12 cents per gallon gas is still alive in the Washington legislature. But time is running out.

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Transportation
5:02 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Puget Sound Lawmaker Pitches New Bridge Built With Old Aircraft Carriers

In this 2012 aerial view of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the aircraft carriers Independence, Kitty Hawk, Constellation and Ranger are visible. The Ranger and Constellation have since been scrapped.
Jelson25 Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 8:06 am

There's money in a state highway budget that passed the Washington House Thursday to study a one-of-a-kind possible toll bridge fashioned out of retired Navy aircraft carriers.

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Government And Politics
3:24 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Stand-Off In Olympia Before Budget Negotiations Even Begin

Tricky negotiations loom in Olympia over Washington's next two-year budget.
WSDOT Flickr

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 2:57 pm

The Washington House and Senate will soon begin to negotiate a new two-year budget, but first they have to get past a roadblock.

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Government And Politics
4:03 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Washington Senate Republicans Increase Spending, Reject Higher Taxes In Budget

Colin Fogarty Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 2:59 pm

Majority Republicans in the Washington state Senate unveiled a no-new-taxes budget Tuesday that would still boost spending by $4 billion.

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Government And Politics
4:23 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Budget Fight Looms in Washington Legislature

WSDOT Flickr

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 10:07 pm

House Democrats on Friday unveiled a proposed $1.5 billion tax package. Senate Republicans plan to rollout their proposed budget later this week.

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Government And Politics
5:15 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Washington House Democrats Say 'Yes' To Capital Gains Tax, 'No' To Cap-And-Trade

House Finance chair Reuven Carlyle, left, and Appropriations chair Ross Hunter unveiled a two-year budget proposal and tax package designed to satisfy a Supreme Court ruling on K-12 funding.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 3:51 pm

Majority Democrats in the Washington state House have unveiled a proposed two-year, nearly $39 billion state budget and tax package.

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Education
3:58 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Education Spending In Focus As Washington Legislature Nears Halfway Mark

The House Chamber inside the Washington State Capitol in Olympia.
Cacophony Wikimedia

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 3:47 pm

Washington lawmakers are approaching the halfway mark of their 105-day session. Hot issues include marijuana, mental health, oil trains and cap-and-trade.

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Government and Politics
4:41 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Under Republican Attack, Washington Governor Defends Tax Proposals

Washington Governor Jay Inslee defends himself against Republican critics who say higher taxes should be a last resort.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 3:24 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is defending his call for higher taxes in 2015. The Democrat reacted Thursday to criticism from Republican lawmakers.

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Inslee Budget
4:21 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Washington Governor Prepares To Release Budget, Taxes To Pay For It

File photo of the Washington State Capitol
Colin Fogarty Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 4:50 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has been on a three-day road show to showcase his plans for education, transportation and climate change.

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