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Monthly Archives: March 2011
Published in today’s Everett Herald legislative blog, “The Petri Dish” (http://heraldnet.com/section/BLOG13) Warnick sidelined by equestrian accident Jerry Cornfield Republican Rep. Judy Warnick is recovering from injuries suffered when she was thrown from a horse. The Moses Lake Republican writes on … Continue reading
By the end of today House bills must be out of Senate fiscal committees and Senate bills out of House fiscal committees in order to remain viable. bills that are deemed “necessary to implement the budget” are the exception to … Continue reading
With less than a month of the legislative session left the end looks further away than ever. On April 24 the legislature is supposed to adjourn “sine die,” Latin for “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing.” … Continue reading
The Senate Ways and means committee will hold a public hearing today at 3:30 on a bill to reduce state employees’ wages by 3 percent. Senate Bill 5860 is sponsored by the chair of the Ways & Means Committee, Sen. … Continue reading
The legislature plows into the eleventh week of session on Monday with a new, $700-million problem. On Thursday the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council predicted the already yawning budget gap would widen further over the next two years, growing … Continue reading
Two data sets inform the state budget process. One is the economic and revenue forecast: what will the economy do and how much tax revenue will it create. This tells legislators how much they have to spend. The second, the … Continue reading