THURSTON COUNTY NEWS
1. “No layoffs in ’11 Thurston plan”
“Budget: Revenue expected to ‘stay flat or grow at a very slow pace'”
“Thurston County released its 2011 preliminary budget Tuesday (Oct. 26), and its fiscal manager said the county is in fairly strong financial position going into next year.
The $276.4 million budget, which is about 8.5 percent lower than the revised 2010 budget, calls for maintaining service levels with no layoffs, a slight increase in general fund spending and a $28.9 million decrease in other funds, budget and fiscal manager Robin Campbell told the board,” quoting Nate Hulings of The Olympian.
Ed. Note: Kudos to the three Commissioners!
2. “Thurston County bankruptcies up 13%”
“Thurston: Filings will continue as long as jobs are scarce, says attorney”
“Thurston County bankruptcy filings remained brisk through the first nine months of the year, rising nearly 13 percent from the same period in 2009, according to data compiled by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington.,” quoting Rolf Boone in The Olympian.