Budget perspectives: What legislators are saying.

Here’s a sample of what legislators are saying in state newspapers about how to balance the state budget:

Ranking Republican on the Senate Ways & Means Committee: Joe Zarelli:

“A fix for state budget must start with reforms.” http://heraldnet.com/article/20111113/OPINION03/711139955

Vice Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee (Democrat): Derek Kilmer

“Cuts in funding – not salaries – are at heart of college budget problems”

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/11/16/1908124/cuts-in-funding-not-salaries-are.html#ixzz1eDTsn9Dp

Republican Leader, House of Representatives, Richard DeBolt

“Solve state budget crisis by fueling job creation”

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2016531552_guest18debolt.html

Democratic Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Pat Sullivan

“Looking for solutions to Washington state budget”

http://www.kentreporter.com/opinion/133667663.html

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About Linda Schactler

Linda is the former Director of Communications for the Washington State Senate, and former deputy director of the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board. From 2000 through 2010 Linda was the proprietor of Schactler Communications, an Olympia-based public affairs business. She holds a master of arts in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Linda can be reached at her Ellensburg office schactler@cwu.edu, 509-963-1384, or on her cell phone, 509-607-4103.
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