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Off the Set interview with Marty Brown on taxes, the budget

Tonight, don’t miss Inside Olympia at 7 and 10 p.m. Host Austin Jenkins interviewed Marty Brown, legislative affairs director for Gov. Chris Gregoire, and Victor Moore of the Office of Financial Management.

After the interview, I talked to Marty for an Off the Set segment. So: Watch Inside… Continue reading Off the Set interview with Marty Brown on taxes, the budget

The State Budget: “Extremely Tough”

That’s how Gov. Gregoire’s Budget Director, Victor Moore, characterized the challenge state lawmakers will face in January when they return to Olympia and have to patch what he predicts will be a budget hole of between $750 million and $1 billion.

“Inside Olympia” host Austin Jenkins interviewed Moore and top… Continue reading The State Budget: “Extremely Tough”

TV worth watching today: Washington’s quarterly revenue forecast & ‘Inside Olympia’

TVW will broadcast Washington’s quarterly revenue forecast live today at 10 a.m. This is the quarterly update for lawmakers and the governor on how much the state expects to receive in tax collections over the next few months. At his last quarterly forecast in June, the state’s chief economist, Dr.… Continue reading TV worth watching today: Washington’s quarterly revenue forecast & ‘Inside Olympia’

A preview of the 2009 legislative session

Yesterday, lawmakers gathered in Olympia with dozens of reporters and editors from around the state for the annual Associated Press legislative forum. Their message: The budget will dominate this 105-day session. Another message: This session will end in 105 days. To paraphrase Marty Brown, Gov. Chris Gregoire's Legislative director: Budget decisions won't get easier with more time. There's no way to predict whether Legislators will be able to agree on a budget by the end of regular session, but several said it was an important goal. Watch the entire forum here: On the budget: Continue reading A preview of the 2009 legislative session
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