Washington Lawmakers Under the Gun to Craft Budget
- GO Bonanza Planned for Washington. Williams, Rochelle // Bond Buyer;6/26/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31168, p1
Reports that Washington Governor Gary Locke is expected to sign a capital expenditure budget of 2.6 billion dollars for the 2002-2003 biennium. Separate legislative measure to finance highway maintenance projects; Issuance of state general obligation bonds.
- Governor Calls for Staff Cuts at Washington State Library. // American Libraries;Feb2003, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p20
A two-year budget proposal released by Governor Gary Locke would eliminate 81 of the 114 employees of the Washington State Library in Olympia, Washington. The plan, which is designed to cover the state's $2-billion revenue shortfall, would effectively close the library to the public, although it...
- Washington Governor Proposes $22.9 Billion Budget, No Tax Increases. Williams, Rochelle // Bond Buyer;12/18/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31535, p31
Reports on the $22.9 billion budget proposal given by Governor Gary Locke for Washington for 2003-2005. Requirements under the plan to deal with a projected $2 billion deficit; Issues to be covered by proposal; Plans on raising the salaries of teachers; Raise in funds for student achievement;...
- Washington Governor Ready to OK $4.2B Transportation Plan. Williams, Rochelle // Bond Buyer;4/29/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31624, p5
Washington governor Gary Locke is expected to approve a new 4.2 billion dollar transportation plan that calls for the issuance of 2.6 billion dollar of general obligation bonds over 10 years. The state expects to raise extra revenue through a five cent increase in the states 23 cent motor...
- Locke frees construction funds. // Journal of Business (10756124);12/19/2001, Vol. 16 Issue 26, pA2
Reports the approval of budget for construction projects in Washington by Governor Gary Locke.
- Legislators: Be builders, not killers, of economy. Brunell, Don // Journal of Business (10756124);1/13/2005, Vol. 20 Issue 2, pA4
Calls on the lawmakers of Washington state to be prudent in tax legislation in order to help build the state's economy. Additional taxes imposed on employers in 1994; Tax increases imposed by then outgoing governor Gary Locke to help balance a budget deficit; Possibility that employers will...
- States Can't Resist Education Trust Accounts. Gehring, John // Education Week;5/7/2003, Vol. 22 Issue 34, p21
The economic reality most states face is a desert of dried-up fiscal resources. Education trust funds represent an oasis of much-needed revenue for a growing number of legislatures. Thirty-eight states have revenue sources specifically earmarked for education, according to Steve Smith, a...
- WA State Library May See More Cuts. // School Library Journal;Feb2003, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p26
Reports that another round of budget cuts proposed by Washington Governor Gary Locke may curtail Washington State Library's services. Recommendation from Locke that the state library no longer provide reference support to the state legislature and government; Effects of Locke's plan on the...
- Washington Gov. Locke Seeks $150 Million in New Debt. Williams, Rochelle // Bond Buyer;12/19/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31785, p4
Reports that Washington Governor Gary Locke has unveiled a capital spending plan. Supplemental budget for the 2003-2005 biennium; New-money bonds for construction projects; Assessment of the supplemental capital proposal.