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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Missing Wisconsin Democrats Who Skipped Anti-Union Vote Left the State, Senator Says

The 14 Senate Democrats who are boycotting a vote on a controversial "union-busting" bill have left the state, a Wisconsin state senator said.

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Obama Defends Budget Proposal, Says Administration Making ‘Tough Choices’

President Obama called his first solo press conference of the new year Tuesday to defend his $3.7 trillion budget proposal, vowing that the federal government would stop "running up the credit card" while saying he does not want to take a "machete" to federal spending. 

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