October 28, 2011
On Thursday Governor Chris Gregoire unveiled her budget proposal, aimed at fixing a
$2 billion budget hole. The cuts are stark and drastic, eliminating state healthcare for the poor, halving school
levy equalization to poor school districts, slashing higher education budgets, and shortening supervision time for
convicts, among others.
Gregoire says her options are limited, but will welcome feedback
from the public before she releases her final supplemental budget proposal before November's special session.
/> Gregoire joined KOHO’s Isaac Kaplan-Woolner by phone to outline her budget