“With time running out for another bailout of state budgets by Congress, Gov. Chris Gregoire is preparing for more spending cuts this summer.
If the last two rounds of budgeting have required a scalpel, with lawmakers choosing programs based on their importance and political heft, Gregoire would use a set of shears to cut a little off the top.
Unlike the Legislature, Gregoire doesnt have the authority to make surgical cuts, so she would simply reduce spending items in the budget by 3 percent to 5 percent, said her budget director, Marty Brown,” quoting The Olympian’s Jordan Schrader.
Ed. Note: This writer has been saying the state’s budget deficits must be dealt with soon!