State of Washington Archives: on Budget & Economy


Jay Inslee: New world economy is emerging from Great Recession

A new world economy is emerging from the depths of this recession. While its contours and relationships are not fully understood to us, we do know two things:
  1. With our uniquely powerful fusion of values and talents, Washington state has the potential to lead the next wave of world-changing innovations.
  2. The world will not wait for us. We face fierce and immediate global competition for the jobs of tomorrow.
Leading this next wave of growth is our opportunity, not our entitlement. We must move, swiftly and boldly, to put this recession behind us and bring forward a unique economic strategy that brings the best of Washington state to the world.
Source: 2013 Wash. State of the State Address Jan 16, 2013

Christine Gregoire: 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

Christine Gregoire: 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

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