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Yakima County Has Extra Money To Share

After years of being in a financial slump, the Yakima County now has some extra money for departments. The county has an extra $1.5 million that they didn't expect to have at the end of 2012. Commissioners said the extra money came from huge increases in sales tax revenue and income from election services

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Wapato Youth Athletic League to be Closed

The Wapato Youth Athletic League will be closing its doors. The league has operating out of the Wapato Community Center for the last year and a half. It says it can no longer afford to use the city-owned building.

Parents like Carrie Osorio were shocked to learn that this will be

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Slow Economic Recovery Pushes State’s Revenue Down…Slightly

The lackluster economic recovery is pushing Washington State's revenue forecast down, but only slightly. The economic and revenue forecast council said Wednesday that state government can expect to bring in $16.1 million less than projected

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CWU Escapes Operating Budget Cuts

For the first time since 2009, the state legislative session concluded without cutting Central Washington University’s operating budget. Early Wednesday, April 11, state lawmakers approved a supplemental operating budget (HB 2127) for the 2011-13 biennium

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Yakima County Commissioners Searching For Savings In Budget

The Yakima County Commissioners today begin searching for savings in criminal justice as the commissioners announce the recently formed law and justice panel review committee...the committee is going to be looking ways the county can save money in all areas of criminal justice

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State Starts Money Talk in Olympia Tonight

The Washington State Legislature opens it's 60 day session at noon today in Olympia...and obviously money will be the top issue. Mainly how to balance a budget that is 2 billion dollars in the red. Rep

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Tea Party Breaks it Down Like a Family Plan

 

America's ever-growing debt crisis is in the trillions -- more than $14 trillion, give or take a few billion.

That's a lot of zeros, numbers so large they're sure to make Americans numb when trying to get their arms around what it means to them.

But what would the federal debt crisis look like if you set it up as a household budget?

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Republicans Not Impressed with Obama Budget Plan

 President Obama  proposed a plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years, made up of a combination of spending cuts and tax increases on the richest Americans, while also slamming a Republican plan recently unveiled by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan.

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Abortion Back in the Middle — Debate to Avoid Government Shutdown

Republicans and Democrats remained locked in a budget impasse Friday morning, with both sides identifying different sticking points that are preventing a deal to fund the federal government.

With just over 12 hours until the deadline to pass a funding measure or shut the government down, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pointed to a quarrel over funding women’s health centers as the reason for the continuing standoff, while House Speaker John Boehner said flatly that only differences over spending levels remain between the two warring sides.

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Republicans Plan to Balance the Budget

The Republican budget proposal will eliminate the national debt while still preserving costly entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC.

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