and House Proposals I schmudget I 03-11-2010
cuts" is a misleading way of looking at the state budget situation. If
you’ve been following the budget debate, you know that both the Senate
and House budgets propose deep cuts to education, health care, economic
security, and so on. State spending – from money the state collects –
would actually fall under the two budget proposals. The article adds
anticipated federal aid to state spending in order to reach the
conclusion that the budget would increase.
Over Last 25 Years — It’s Rising Costs That Are The Problem I Olympia
Newswire I 03-13-2010
The number of government employees in
Washington state, as a percentage of the population, has remained
relatively constant for the last quarter century. Yes, the size of
government has grown. But the population also grew by 50 percent, from
4.4 million to 6.7 million residents. Government’s size, in relation to
the state’s population, is remarkably steady.