In this edition, the Children’s Alliance stood strong for children last week in Olympia, fighting for a balanced approach to the budget, children’s health, state food assistance and early learning, but Wednesday, Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed unprecedented eliminations and cuts in her two-year-budget, while local social service advocates spoke on the very real consequences of these cuts on Washington’s most vulnerable communities.
- Gov. Chris Gregoire had four words to summarize the state spending plan she proposed Wednesday that would dump programs for the poor, slash education, close prisons and reduce ferry runs. "I hate my budget," she said, her voice shaking with emotion. "I hate it because in some places I don't even think it's moral," she said. "Who'd have ever thought that I would be doing this?"
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- Gregoire budget slashes social programs, schools | The Spokesman-Review | 12-15-2010
- Gregoire lays out massive budget cuts | The Politics Blog - The Olympian | 12-15-2010
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- Governor’sBudget proposal for 2011-13: Out of sync with Washington state values |Smudget Blog (Washington State Budget & Policy Center | 12-15 -2010