“GOP lawmakers say Democrats’ proposed budget increases can’t survive next recession”
- Editor’s note: With the long-term uncertainty of the Coronavirus resulting in a contracting economy, and stocks down 10% in four days, the purse strings on many projects will soon be pulled shut until the depths of this crisis are ascertained!
- Where is Yelm going to get the $17-$25 million for the required upgrades to the Public Works Department’s Water Reclamation System, if not from the federal and/or state level, with a recession on the horizon?
“Republican legislators on Tuesday took aim at the Democrats’ budget proposals, saying the party that controls the House and Senate is risking budget cuts when the next economic downturn strikes.
“‘There’s a real danger of coming to a crashing halt in the future, either near or far, because we know the kind of budget growth that we are going to be seeing is not going to be sustainable,’ said House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox of Yelm.
“On Monday [Feb. 24], House and Senate Democrats released their proposed supplemental budgets, which make changes to the two-year spending plan that ends June 30, 2021. House Democrats would increase spending by $1.2 billion to $53.7 billion. Senate Democrats propose new spending of nearly $1 billion, to $53.6 billion,” by James Drew, The Olympian. Read more