Christine Gregoire on Budget & Economy

Democratic WA Governor

Eliminate and reduce programs to solve shortfall

The deficit was created when the state lost more than $1 billion in the last two revenue forecasts and costs continued to rise for mandatory services.

My supplemental budget takes the next step to solving the shortfall we now face. The cuts we have to take are just as painful as those in my budget for next biennium. I urge the members of the Legislature to take quick action on my proposal when they convene in January to prevent cuts from having to be even deeper.

Source: 2011 Wash. gubernatorial press release #1623 , Dec 17, 2010

Now is not the time to raise taxes

Our state is not immune to budget gaps and our revenue--largely reliant on a sales tax--is down significantly, resulting in the largest budget gap in state history.

The proposed budget will close the projected shortfall without raising taxes.

Now is not the time to be raising taxes on our residents and businesses. The state must squeeze every ounce of value from each taxpayer dollar while maintaining our priorities of protecting families and children the best we can.

Source: 2008 Wash. gubernatorial press release #1068 , Dec 18, 2008

Other governors on Budget & Economy: Christine Gregoire on other issues:
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Howard Schultz
Jay Inslee
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Maria Cantwell
Patty Murray

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