Monthly Archives: March 2013

Inslee releases budget proposal to mixed higher ed reviews

This morning Governor Inslee presented a budget plan for the 2013-2015 biennium.  There is good news and not so great. Good news first. Inslee’s capital proposal mirrors that of Governor Gregoire, a record $97 million that fully funds five of CWU’s … Continue reading

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Shot at and Missed: Revenue Forecast Doesn’t Disappoint

The state Economic & Revenue Forecast Council today released good news: the budget trajectory is flat. This brings to mind a Churchill quote that goes something like, “Nothing in life is so exhilarating as being shot at and missed.” Legislative … Continue reading

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Legislature Passes Halfway Mark, Readies for Budget Season

As you will recall from having studied your session cut-off calendar, the legislative clock ticked past the half-way mark last week. On March 13, House bills had to have been voted out of the House and Senate bills out of the … Continue reading

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State Supremes Rule Super Majority Unconstitutional

Perhaps you, too, heard talk radio rants today about the state Supreme Court “legislating from the bench!” and goin’ all activist on us when they struck down the super majority legislative rule that Washington voters have approved five times. In a … Continue reading

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